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The Scholar Who Found a Life's Work in Dirty Jokes

July 12, 2002 Premium content for subscribers. Subscribe Today

A man goes to his rabbi and says he wants to divorce his wife because she has such filthy habits.

"What are these habits?" asks the rabbi.

"Oh, I can't tell you," says the man. "It's too filthy to describe."

The rabbi refuses, without hearing more...

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