Family of the Groom
At a mass at which some young ladies were to take their final vows to
become nuns, the bishop presiding noticed two rabbis enter the church just
before the mass began.
They were seated at the back of the sanctuary and insisted on sitting on
the right side of the center aisle.
The bishop wondered why they had come but didn't have time to inquire
before the mass began. When it came time for some announcements, his
curiosity got the best of him. He announced that he was delighted to see
two rabbis in their midst at the mass but, was curious as to why they were
present at this occasion where the young ladies were to become the "brides
The elder of the rabbis slowly rose to his feet and explained, "Family of
the groom. "
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