A rabbi dies and his congregation decides, after some time, that the rebetzin should marry again. Since it is a small village, the only available candidate is the local butcher. Although very reluctantly, since she was used to living with a scholar, she accepts.
After the marriage, on Friday night just after taking a bath in the mikvah, the new husband tells the rebetzin, "Look, my mother always said that before the beginning a of shabbos, it is a mitzvah to make sex before going to the synagogue." They do it.
When they comeback from shul he tells her, "According to my father, it is a mitzvah to make love before lighting the candles." There they go again.
When it is time to go to sleep, he tells her, "My grandfather told me that one should always have sex on shabbos night." Finally, they go to sleep and when they wake up the next morning he tells her, "My aunt says that a religious Jew always starts the shabbos by having sex. So lets do it."
Finally on Sunday, she goes out to the market and meets a friend who asks her, "Nu, so how is the new husband?"
"Well, an intellectual he isn't, but he comes from a wonderful family!!!"
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