Jewish Jokes for Parshas Vayeishev
The Butler and the Baker
In this week’s Torah portion, we have the story of Pharaoh’s two servants that are thrown into jail. Before we discuss who they were and what they did wrong, I would like to share a personal story. Just yesterday, I was going through the parsha and I noticed that once again, Pharaoh’s servants messed up. I couldn’t believe it: Why did they keep on making the same mistake, year after year?!? WHEN ARE THESE GUYS GOING TO LEARN THEIR LESSON?
Let’s talk about who they were and what their crimes were. One servant was Pharaoh’s chief baker. That begs the question:
Why did Pharaoh’s baker get a job at the Palace Bakery?
BECAUSE HE KNEADED DOUGH!!
Anyway, the baker baked a loaf of bread that had stones in it. When Pharaoh bit into the bread, he yelled, “UGH, YOU CALL THIS BREAD? IT’S HARD LIKE A ROCK!”
The other servant was Pharaoh’s cup-bearer, who used to pour Pharaoh’s wine. There was a fly that had a severe alcohol problem and was willing to die in order to take a sip of wine. This fly flew right into the cup of Pharaoh’s wine. This leads to a question: Why would a fly want to take a sip of wine? ISN’T IT HIGH ENOUGH ALREADY?
Anyway, when Pharaoh took a sip of wine, he realized that there was a fly in the wine. Pharaoh was furious! Why was Pharaoh so upset?
BECAUSE THE U.N. HAD DECLARED EGYPT A NO-FLY ZONE!!
by Yankel Moskowitz