Fay goes to see Rabbi Gross. “I have a problem, rabbi,” she says. “Yesterday, after yet another argument with my Ruben, he walks out on me and tells me he isn’t coming back. What I want to know, rabbi, is whether you think he will return.”
Rabbi Gross gets up, walks over to his desk and opens a large box. He flicks through some paperwork, then closes it saying, “it’s not in here.”
He then opens another large box and again flicks through some paperwork before closing it, saying “it’s not in here either.” He then opens a third large box and as he is flicking through some papers, he says, “Ah, here they are.” He then removes a pair of glasses from the box and walks back to Fay.
“Well rabbi,” asks Fay, “what do you think? Will Ruben return to me?”
Rabbi Gross puts on his glasses and stares closely at Fay for a while.
He then replies, “No Fay, I don’t think he will.”
Judith is very worried. She believes that her 16 year old daughter Talya is having sex and therefore might get pregnant. So Judith goes to see doctor Myers.
Doctor Myers tells her that teenagers today are very headstrong and any attempt to stop Talya could easily result in rebellion. And such a mother-daughter rift is something to be avoided.
“Oy, doctor,” says Judith, “so what can I do?”
“I have a suggestion to make,” replies doctor Myers. “Put Talya on a birth control programme. But first of all talk to her, and then give her a packet of condoms.”
So that evening, as Talya is getting ready to go out on her date, Judith tells her about the situation as she sees it and then hands a packet of condoms to her.
Talya instantly bursts out with laughter. “Oh mum, have you got it wrong,” she says, hugging her. “You really don’t have to worry about me getting pregnant. I’m dating Rivkah.”