I Sent My Son to Israel...
A Jewish father was concerned about his son who was about a
year away from his Bar Mitzvah but was sorely lacking in his
knowledge of the Jewish faith. To remedy this, he sent his
son to Israel to experience his heritage.
A year later the young man returned home. "Father, thank you
for sending me to the land of our Fathers," the son said. "It
was wonderful and enlightening, however, I must confess that
while in Israel I converted to Christianity."
"Oi vey," replied the father, "what have I done."
So in the tradition of the patriarchs, he went to his best
friend and sought his advice and solace.
"It is amazing that you should come to me," stated his
friend, "I too sent my son to Israel and he returned a
So in the tradition of the patriarchs they went to the
"It is amazing that you should come to me," stated the
Rabbi, "I too sent my son to Israel and he returned a
Christian. What is happening to our sons?" "Brothers, we must
take this to the Lord," said the Rabbi.
So they fell to their knees and began to wail and pour out
their hearts to the Almighty.
As they prayed the clouds opened and a mighty voice stated,
"Amazing that you should come to Me. I, too, sent My Son to
Israel . . ."