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RABBI Bob Alper de­scribes him­self as “the world’s only prac­tis­ing cler­gy­man do­ing stand-up com­edy… in­ten­tion­ally”.

Now the Ver­mont-based rabbi, who does the odd High Holy Day ser­vice as well as ap­pear­ances on stage, has been made “honorary comedic ad­viser” to none other than the Pope.

He beat thou­sands of other en­trants to win a Joke with the Pope cam­paign run by the Vat­i­can.

Ac­cord­ing to the JewishPress, his win­ning en­try went: “My wife and I have been mar­ried for over 46 years, and our lives are to­tally in synch. For ex­am­ple, at the same time I got a hear­ing aid, she stopped mum­bling.”

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