What happens when a rabbi, a priest, and an imam meet at an interfaith conference? Well, in this interview, one answer will definitely give you a laugh!
The question asked by the interviewer was, “What do you hope people will say about you at your funeral?” That is definitely a deep question. It gives people a lot to think about: How am I spending my time? What am I doing in my life to make a difference? How do I connect with others?
And the answers given reflect the seriousness of the question. For the most part.
The Imam’s Answer
The imam said, “At my funeral, I hope they’ll say I put the needs of my congregation before my own.” That sounds nice. He wants to be the type of leader that cares for others. Beautiful!
The Priest’s Answer
The priest said, “At my funeral, I hope they’ll say I extended my ministry beyond the walls of my church.” That also sounds like a nice answer. The priest wants to make a difference in the lives of others.
The Rabbi’s Answer
Now comes the rabbi’s answer. He said, “At my funeral, I hope they’ll say, ‘Look! He’s moving!'”
This is some good Jewish humor! Laughter really has the power to heal things, and Jews appreciate and know that. Anywhere that it is appropriate to insert some humorous aspect, a Jew will do that. Humor makes situations more relaxed. It is something special to be able to make others laugh. And this video definitely gives a good laugh!