The only cow in a small Russian village stopped giving milk, so the villagers went to Minsk and bought a new one. The cow produced lots of milk, and the people were so happy, they decided to buy a bull to mate with the cow and produce more cows like it. But the cow wanted nothing to do with the bull, constantly moving away every time Ferdinand approached. So the people asked their wise rabbi what to do.

After some reflection, the rabbi asked, "Did you buy this cow from Minsk?"

"You are truly wise," said the townspeople. "How did you know?"

The rabbi answered sadly, "Because my wife is from Minsk."