Abe and Esther are flying to Australia for a two week vacation to celebrate their 40th anniversary. Suddenly, over the public address system, the Captain announces,”Ladies and Gentlemen, I am afraid I have some very bad news.

Our engines have ceased functioning and we will attempt an emergency landing. Luckily, I see an uncharted island below us and we should be able to land on the beach. However, the odds are that we will may never be rescued and will have to live on the island for the rest of our lives!”

Thanks to the skill of the flight crew, the plane lands safely on the island.

An hour later Abe turns to his wife and asks, “Esther, did we pay our charity pledge check to Beth Shalom Synagogue yet?”

“No, sweetheart,” she responds.

Abe, still shaken from the crash landing, then asks, “Esther, did we pay our United Jewish Appeal pledge?”

“Oh, no! I’m sorry. I forgot to send the check,” she says.

“One last thing, Esther. Did you remember to send a check for the Synagogue Building Fund this month,” he asks.

“Oh, forgive me, Abie,” begged Esther. “I didn’t send that one, either.”

Abe grabs her and gives her the biggest kiss in 40 years

Esther pulls away and asks him, ” So, why did you kiss me?”

Abe answers, “They’ll find us.”

Vocabulary Help

  • vacation – férias
  • suddenly – subitamente, de repente
  • bad news – más notícias
  • engines – motores
  • cease – parar
  • emergency landing – pouso de emergência
  • uncharted island – ilha que não está no mapa
  • the odds are – as possibilidades são
  • skill – habilidade
  • flight crew – equipe de vôo
  • land – aterrisar
  • safely – com segurança
  • forget (forget, forgot, forgotten) – esquecer
  • forgive (forgive, forgave, forgiven) – esquecer
  • grab – agarrar
  • pull away – se afasta