Back in the time of the Samurai there was a powerful Emperor who needed a new head Samurai.
He sent scouts throughout the country searching for one. A year passed and only three qualified for his review: a Japanese Samurai, a Chinese Samurai and a Jewish Samurai.
The emperor asked the Japanese Samurai to demonstrate why he should be head Samurai. The Japanese Samurai opened a match box. Out popped a bumblebee. Whoosh! went his sword. The bumblebee dropped dead on the ground in 2 pieces. The emperor exclaimed: “That is impressive!”
The emperor then invited the Chinese Samurai to demonstrate his skills. The Chinese Samurai opened his match box, and out buzzed a fly. Whoosh, Whoosh! went his sword. The fly dropped dead on the ground in 4 small pieces. The emperor exclaimed: “That is VERY impressive!”
The emperor then turned to the Jewish Samurai to demonstrate why he should be the head Samurai. The Jewish Samurai opened a match box and out flew a gnat. In a flash the Jewish master’s sword went Whooooosh! Whooooosh! Whoosh! There was nothing on the ground and the gnat was still very much alive and flying around.
The disappointed emperor asked: “After all that, why is the gnat not dead?”
The Jewish Samurai smiled. “Well,” he replied, “circumcision is not meant to kill.”