The New Robe

Jesus was wandering around Jerusalem when He decided

that He really needed a new robe.

After looking around for a while, He saw a sign for

Finkelstein, the Tailor.

So, He went in and made the necessary arrangements to

have Finkelstein prepare a new robe for Him.

A few days later, when the robe was finished, Jesus

tried it on and it was a perfect fit!

He asked how much He owed but Finkelstein brushed him

off: “No, no, no, for the Son of God? There’s no charge!

However, may I ask for a small favor?”

Whenever you give a sermon, perhaps you could just

mention that your nice new robe was made by Finkelstein,

the Tailor.”

Jesus readily agreed and as promised, extolled the

virtues of His Finkelstein robe whenever He spoke to

the masses.

A few months later, while Jesus was again walking through

Jerusalem, He happened to walk past Finkelstein’s shop

and noted a huge line of people waiting for Finkelstein’s


He pushed his way through the crowd to speak to him and

as soon as Finkelstein spotted Him he said: “Jesus,

Jesus, look what you’ve done for my business! Would

you consider a partnership?”

“Certainly,” replied Jesus. “Jesus & Finkelstein it is.”

“Oh, no, no,” said Finkelstein. “Finkelstein & Jesus.

After all, I am the craftsman.”

The two of them debated this for some time. Their

discussion was long and spirited, but ultimately

fruitful and they finally came up with a mutually

acceptable compromise.

A few days later, the new sign went up over Finkelstein’s


It said “LORD & TAYLOR”.