The Bar Mitzvah Gift
There was a young man, who was known for his lack of study and the rabbi of
the congregation, was not about to let this go unnoticed. He performed his
Bar Mitzvah, and rose to the occasion as best he could, with the minimal lack
When it came time to hand out the gifts, to the young lad, he received the
usual Kiddush Cup, and Bible, from the congregation.
But then the rabbi, added a special gift. He said, "You have received many
gifts today, many treasures of judiasm in book form, that will enrich your
life, and make it, holy, in the eyes of Hashem...and now for my own special
gift to you", with that he pulled out an UMBRELLA, from behind the lecturn,
and told the boy, who had become a man, in the previous half hour, "I
present you this umbrella, because, I WANT TO GIVE YOU A GIFT THAT AT LEAST
I KNOW YOU WILL OPEN!"