Another fellow, an atheist since his youth, became not only interested
but devout in his late years. At the age of seventy-five, he decided
to come back to the faith of his fathers.
One evening, he attended services at Temple Israel, the first time he'd
been in a temple since his Bar Mitzvah days at the age of thirteen. He
heard the Rabbi announce that the next week's sermon would address the
question of the great and terrible biblical flood that destroyed all
life in the world.
The old man approached the Rabbi after services and said that he was
sorry not to be able to attend services next week, that he'd be out
of town. "But don't worry, Rabbi, put me down for $20 to aid the