Amir calls his son the week before New Year's eve (Hashana) and says, "I hate to ruin your day, but I have to tell you that your mother and I are divorcing; forty-five years of misery is enough."
"Dad, what are you talking about?" the son screams.
"We can't stand the sight of each other any longer," the father says. "We're sick of each other, and I'm sick of talking about this, so you call your sister and tell her."
Yitzak, the son calls his sister Alona, who explodes on the phone.
"No way they're getting divorced!" she shouts, "I'll take care of this." She calls Dad immediately and screams at her father, "You are not getting divorced. Don't do a single thing until I get there.
I'm calling my brother back, and we'll both be there tomorrow. Until then, don't do a thing, DO YOU HEAR ME?" and hangs up.
The old Jewish man hangs up his phone and turns to his wife. "Okay, he says, "they're coming home for New Year's eve and paying their own way."