By David Robson, October 17, 2011
There's a joke about getting a seat in shul on Yom Kippur. You may know it. A stranger approaches the man standing guard at the door: "Can I go in for a second. It's an emergency. I need to talk to my friend Mr Cohen."
"I'm sorry but you need a ticket," says the guard.
"Please, I'll only be a minute," says the stranger.