In one community, the synagogue burned down.

In a gesture of interreligious good will, the local Society of Friends offered the Jewish congregation temporary use of their meeting house.

This turned out to be a good fit, since the Quakers didn't hold services on Friday nights or Saturday mornings, and their plain decor did not include crosses.

After a while, some members of the Jewish congregation became curious about Quaker meetings, and started to attend them. Eventually, several of them became Quakers.

Now the rabbi goes around saying, "Some of my best Jews are Friends."

This lame joke was brought to you by the Harvard Divinity School Denominational Slur Handbook. Everythingians are urged to add write-ups with their favorite "some of my best friends are" jokes.

Not long after this, two of the Jewish Quakers were sitting in silent worship in the otherwise empty meeting house.

After about an hour of intense meditation, one of them sighed, and said "Oy."

The other one rolled his eyes and said, "Look who's talking!"

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