A teacher announces to her class, "Children, the student who can name the
greatest man who ever lived will win a shiny red apple."
Immediately an Italian boy raises his hand.
"Christopher Columbus!" says Tony.
"Well," says the teacher, "Christopher Columbus was a very great man,
but I don't think he was the greatest man who ever lived."
From the back of the room little Bernie Goldstein raises his hand.
"Jesus Christ", says Bernie.
"That is correct, Bernie," pronounces the teacher. "And here is
When Bernie gets up to the front of the room to claim his prize,
the teacher says, "Bernie, given the fact that you're Jewish, I'm surprised
that you thought Jesus was the greatest man who ever lived."
"Well, actually," replies Bernie, "I do think Moses had the edge,
but business is business."