A rabbi and his two friends, a priest and a minister, played poker for small stakes once a week. The only problem was that they lived in a very conservative blue-law town. The sheriff raided their game and took all three before the local judge.
After listening to the sheriff’s story, the judge sternly inquired of the priest: “Were you gambling, Father?” The priest looked toward heaven, whispered, “Oh, Lord, forgive me!” and then said aloud: “No, your honor, I was not gambling.”
“Were you gambling, Reverend?” the judge asked the minister. The minister repeated the priest’s actions and said, “No, your honor, I was not.”
Turning to the third clergyman, the judge asked: “Were you gambling, Rabbi?”
The rabbi eyed him coolly and replied “With whom?”