A man wonders if having sex on the Sabbath is a sin because
he is not sure if sex is work or play. He asks a priest
for his opinion on this question. The priest says after
consulting the Bible, "My son, after an exhaustive
search I am positive sex is work and is not permitted
The man thinks: "What does a priest know about sex?"
He goes to minister... a married man, experienced… for
the answer. He queries the minister and receives the same
reply. Sex is work and not for the Sabbath! Not pleased
with the reply, he seeks out the ultimate authority --
a man of thousands of year's tradition and knowledge: a
The rabbi ponders the question and states, "My son,
sex is definitely play."
The man replies, "rabbi, how can you be so sure when
so many others tell me sex is work?"
The rabbi softly speaks, " If sex were work...my wife
would have the maid do it."