There is well known Jewish tale about a poor man who lived with his wife and children in a tiny one-room house. They were always getting in each other’s way in their cramped and crowded quarters and, needless to say, no one was very happy.
The operator said, “Sir, don’t panic, but one of your kidneys has been harvested. There’s a ring of organ thieves operating in this city, and they got to you. Paramedics are on their way. Don’t move until they arrive.”
“The stories in the Talmud reveal an imaginative richness and a striking sense of an ongoing task of narration as a crucial part of the interpretation and preservation of a treasured culture.”