Although born to a good Irish-Catholic family, Colm had always wanted to be Jewish. As a senior in college, he decided to take the plunge and go through the formal conversion process. He studied Judaism all semester. Finally, he felt he was ready to take the test and complete the conversion.
On the appointed day, he arrived at the Rabbi´s office, ready to begin.
The Rabbi said, “I´m sorry, but before I give you the test, I must discuss my fee, It´s $500.”
“Holy Mother! $5,000!” exclaimed Colm, “That´s a lot of money. How about $50?”
“Congratulations, you pass.” said the Rabbi.