A Jewish father was concerned about his son who was about
a year away from his Bar Mitzvah but was sorely lacking in his
knowledge of the Jewish faith. To remedy this he sent his son to
Israel to experience his heritage.
A year later, the young man returned home. “Father, thank you
for sending me to the land of our Fathers,” the son said.
“It was wonderful and enlightening; however, I must confess
that while in Israel, I converted to Christianity.”
“Oi vey,” replied the father, “what have I done?”
So in the tradition of the patriarchs, he went to his best friend and
sought his advice and solace. “It is amazing that you should come
to me,” stated his friend, “I, too, sent my son to Israel and he
returned a Christian.”
So in the traditions of the Patriarchs, they went to the Rabbi.
“It is amazing that you should come to me,” stated the Rabbi,
“I, too, sent my son to Israel and he returned a Christian.
“What is happening to our sons? Brothers, we must take this
to the Lord,” said the Rabbi.
They fell to their knees and began to wail and pour out their
hearts to the Almighty. As they prayed, the clouds above
opened, and a mighty voice stated, “Amazing that you should
come to Me. I, too, sent My Son to Israel …”