Monday, 11 August 2014

Comedians Go To Heaven

In the Talmud (main book of Jewish law and legend outside of the Bible) there is this story: one day Elijah the prophet comes to visit a very holy Rabbi. The Rabbi asks if he will get in to the next world (heaven). Elijah demurs, but responds that there are two people nearby who will. "Who??" asks the Rabbi excitedly. 

Elijah surprises the Rabbi by taking him to the market. There he points out two street comedians who are entertaining the crowd. "Those two?", asks the Rabbi incredulously. 

"Yes", says Elijah. "All day they stand in the market and make people laugh." 

May it be so, RIP Robin Williams.

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