So an Archangel comes from heaven to give humanity these nifty new commandments from God. First he goes to the French and says: “I have new Commandments from God, would you like to hear them?” “Ah, oui? What do zey say?”
“For example: Thou shalt not commit adultery”
“Oh, non, non, merci, non”, and they send the Angel on his way.
The Angel then goes to the Germans: “I have new Commandments from God.”
“Ja? Vat do they say?”
“Well for example: Thou shalt not kill” The Germans shake their heads, “I think’s not, nein, danke!”
The Angel, perturbed, goes to the Jews and says: “I have new Commandments from God…”
“We’ll take ten.”