Angela was nearing 60 and was in her final year of teaching.
She was a devout Christian who missed teaching from the Bible.
Because she was worried at how little her class knew about religion.
Angela decided she was going to disregard the new regulations and teach some religion.
She told her class that she would run a contest.
She would give £50 to whoever could tell her who was the greatest man who ever lived.
Immediately Moishe began to wave his hand, but Angela ignored him in favour of those in her Sunday school class.
As she went around the room, Angela was disappointed with the answers she got. J
ane, her best scholar, picked Noah because he saved all the animals.
Others said, “I think the greatest man who ever lived was Alexander the Great because he conquered the whole world.
” and “I think it was Thomas Edison, because he invented the light bulb.”
Finally, she called on Moishe who still had his hand in the air.
“I think the greatest man who ever lived was Jesus Christ.” said Moishe.
Angela was shocked but still gave him the £50 reward.
As she did so, she said, “Well, Moishe, I’m very surprised that you should be the only one with the right answer. How come?”
“Well, to tell you the truth,” Moishe replied as he pocketed the money, “I think it was Moses, but business is business.”