I Love this Joke!!!

“Talmudic Wisdom”

Priest meets his friend, the Rabbi, and says to him, “You 
have taught me many things but there is one thing in 
particular I want to learn very much but you do not wish 
to teach it to me. I want you to teach me the Talmud.”

The Rabbi replied: “You are a Non-Jew and you have the 
brain of a Non-Jew. There is no chance that you will 
succeed in understanding the Talmud.”

But the Priest continued in his attempt to persuade the 
Rabbi to teach him the Talmud.

Finally, the Rabbi agreed. The Rabbi then said to the 
Priest: “I agree to teach you the Talmud on condition 
that you answer one question.”

The Priest agreed and asked the Rabbi, “What is the 
question?”

The Rabbi then said to the Priest: “Two men fall down 
through the chimney; one comes out dirty and the other 
comes out clean. Who of those two goes to wash up?”

“Very Simple,” replied the Priest. “The one who is dirty 
goes to wash up but the one who is clean does not go 
to wash up.”

The Rabbi then said to the Priest: “I told you that you 
will not succeed in understanding the Talmud. The exact 
opposite happened. The clean one looks at the dirty one 
and thinks that he is also dirty, goes to wash up. The dirty 
one, on the other hand, looks at the clean one and thinks 
that he is also clean and, therefore, does not go to wash 
up.”

The Priest then says to the Rabbi: “This I did not think of. 
Ask me, please, another question.”

The Rabbi then says to the Priest: “Two men fall down 
through the chimney. One comes out dirty and the other 
comes out clean. Who of these two goes to wash up?”

The Priest then says to the Rabbi: “Very simple. The clean 
one looks at the dirty one and thinks he is also dirty and 
goes to wash up. The dirty one on the other hand, looks 
at the clean one and thinks that he is also clean and, 
therefore, does not go to wash up.”

The Rabbi then says to the Priest: “You are wrong again. 
I told you that you will not understand. The clean one 
looks into the mirror, sees that he is clean and, therefore, 
does not go to wash up. The dirty one looks into the mirror, 
sees that he is dirty and goes to wash up.”

The Priest complains to the Rabbi, “But you did not tell me 
that there is a mirror there.”

The Rabbi then tells the Priest: “I told you. You are a 
Non-Jew; with your brain you will not succeed in 
understanding the Talmud. According to the Talmud, you 
have to think of all the possibilities.”

“All right,” groaning, said the Priest to the Rabbi. “Let us 
try once more. Ask me one more question.”

For the last time, said the Rabbi to the Priest. “Two men
fall through the chimney. One came out dirty and the other 
came out clean. Who of these two went to wash up?”

“That is very simple!” replied the Priest. “If there is no   
mirror there the clean one will look at the dirty one and 
will think that he is also dirty and will, therefore, go to 
wash up. The dirty one will look at the clean one and 
will think that he is also clean, and will, therefore, not 
go to wash up. If there is a mirror there, the clean one 
will look into the mirror and will, therefore, not go to wash 
up. The dirty one will look into the mirror and will see that 
he is dirty and will, therefore, go to wash up.

The Rabbi then says to the Priest: “I told you that you would 
not succeed in understanding. You are a Non-Jew; you have 
a Non-Jew brain. Tell me, how is it possible for two men to 
fall through a chimney and for one to come out dirty and the 
other to come out clean?”

(Source.)

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