Question: Why isn’t there a Communist government is Israel? Answer: And why should a small country have such a big joy?
z At school, a teacher discusses Homer’s account of the Trojan war. He asks a student:
Isaac, who took Troy?
Comrade professor, it wasn’t me.
The teacher is furious. He sends a note asking Isaac’s father to come to school to see him. When the father arrives, the teacher tells him about his son’s inept answer.
Well, comrade teacher, says Mr. Rabinowitch, my son may not be a bright
student, but he is not a liar, If he says he didn’t take it, you may believe he really didn’t. The exasperated teacher complains to the principal.
Well, says the principal, I know the family
Maybe the kid really didn’t take it.
honest working-class people.
Even more irritate, the teacher leaves for home, and on the way he runs into a friend who happens to be a K.G.B. officer. He tells him his annoyance over the answers of the Rabinowitches and the principal.
You know, says the K.G.B. man, sometimes they do tell the truth.
The teacher goes home fuming at such ignorance and tries to forget the incident. A week later he again runs into his friend.
By the way, says the K.G.B officer, the Rabinowitches have confessed
everything. They took Troy.52
z The following discussion takes place between Brezhnev and Kosygin after a Warsaw Pact meeting:
Did you see the beautiful watch Nixon gave Ceausescu?
No. Show it to me.53
z What’s the difference between capitalism and communism? In capitalism, man exploits man. In communism, it’s the other way round.54
What does a cautious man do?
He learns how to eat matzos with chopsticks.55
Banc and Dundes (1990), p.37