Was Adam Jewish?
Young Abie Levinson said, "Papa, was Adam Jewish?"
Mr. Levinson put down his newspaper and thought for a moment. He was an
expert at Talmudic reasoning and the art of making a point by an
He said, "If we can determine that Eve was Jewish, my son, we would at once
see that Adam was Jewish, for who but a Jew could bring himself to marry a
Jewish girl?" (Here he turned his head a bit nervously to make sure Mrs.
Levinson wasn't listening.) "Therefore, we drop the Adam problem and ask
ourselves instead: "Was Eve Jewish?"
"To answer that we have only to ask the question: Would anyone but a
Jewish girl say, 'Here, have a piece of fruit'?"