Is It Over
Is It Over
An elderly Italian man who happened to be Jewish wanted to unburden his
guilty conscience by talking to his Rabbi.
"Rabbi, during World War II, when the Germans entered Italy, I
pretended to be a "goy" and changed my name from Levy to Spamoni and I
am alive today because of it."
"Self preservation is important and the fact that you never forgot that
you were a Jew is admirable," said the Rabbi.
"Rabbi, a beautiful Jewish woman knocked on my door and asked me to hide
her from the Germans. I hid her in my attic and they never found her."
"That was a wonderful thing you did and you have no need to feel
"It's worse Rabbi. I was weak and told her she had to repay me with
"You were both in great danger and would have suffered terribly if the
Germans had found her. There is a favorable balance between good and
evil and you will be judged kindly. Give up your feelings of guilt."
"Thank you, Rabbi. That's a great load off my mind. But I have one more
"And what is that?"
"Do I have to tell her the war is over?"