**In a slalom race, the skier must pass through about 20 gates in the fastest time.**
**Well, it happened that a very Orthodox Yeshiva in Montreal had an exceptional skier among its students. So fast, that in practice, with tzitzis streaming out behind, he had beaten the world record several times.**
**After first checking to make sure none of the men's slalom races would be on the Sabbath, he tried out for and made the Canadian Winter Olympic team.**
**With his times in the trial heats, he was the favorite for an Olympic gold medal.**
**Came the day of the final, the crowd waited in anticipation.***
The French champion sped down the course in 38 seconds.
The Swiss in 38.7 seconds.
The German in 37.8 seconds.
The Italian in 38.1 seconds.*
Then came the turn of the Canadian Yeshiva bocher. The crowd waited, and waited . . . .
Finally, after a full five minutes, he crossed the finish line.
"What happened to you?" screamed his coach when the skier finally arrived.*
Breathing hard, the exhausted yeshiva student replied, "All right, who's the wise guy who put a mezuzah on every gate?"*