New IRS auditor, eager to make a name for
himself, decided to review the tax returns of the local synagogue. He proceeded to
interrogate the Rabbi, asking him what the Synagogue did with the wax drippings from the
Shabbat, Havdallah and Chanukah candles.
The Rabbi, pleased to show the auditor that nothing went to waste,
responded that the used wax is collected and sent to a candle factory and they send the
Temple new candles.
What about the crumbs from the matzoh you eat at Passover? Asked the auditor.
Simple, the Rabbi responded. We collect all
the crumbs, send them to the matzoh bakery and they send us matzoh meal.
All right, said the auditor, refusing to give up. I know that you're a moyel as well as a
Rabbi. What do you do with the leftovers from the circumcisions?
Easy, said the Rabbi. We send them to
Washington, DC and they send us little pricks like you.