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Sex On The Sabbath

A man wondered if having sex on the Sabbath is a sin because he was not sure if sex is work or play. So he asked a priest for his opinion on this question.

The priest said, after consulting the Bible, “My son, after an exhaustive search, I am positive sex is work and it is not permitted on Sundays.”

The man thought, ” What does a priest know of sex?” So he went to a minister (a married man — experienced) for the answer. He queried the minister similarly, and received the same reply — sex is work and not for the Sabbath!

Not pleased with the reply, he sought out the ultimate authority — a man of thousands of years tradition and knowledge — a rabbi. The rabbi pondered the question and stated, “My son, sex is definitely play.” The man replied, “Rabbi, how can you be so sure when so many others tell me sex is work?!”

The rabbi spoke softly in answering him,” If sex were work, my wife would have the maid do it.”

This page was last updated May 6, 1998.