A member of the Taliban was traveling through the Afghan desert. Desperate for water,he saw something far off in the distance.
Hoping to find water, he made his way toward the object, only to find a little old Jewish man sitting at a small stand selling neckties.
The Taliban asked him, “Do you have water?”
The Jewish man replied, “I have no water. Would you like to buy a tie? They are only $5.”
The Arab shouted, “Idiot Jew! Israel should not exist! I do not need an overpriced tie. I need water! I should kill you, but I must find water first.”
“Fine,” said the old Jew, “it does not matter that you do not want to buy a tie from me and that you hate me. I will show you that I am bigger than that.”
“If you continue over that hill to the east for about two miles, you will find a lovely restaurant. It has all the water you need. Shalom.”
Muttering and cursing, the Arab staggered away over the hill. Several hours later he came crawling back.
“Your brother won’t let me in without a tie.”