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Monday, 19 February 2018

Yiddish Humor and Jewish Mothers

I got a mail today from a Jewish friend, in it he said:

"....Some of us miss the old-kind of (Yiddish) humor. Not a single swear word in their comic routines as shown below":

I didn't have the heart to tell him that there might be quite a few - insulting descriptor deleted -  such as "some" Human Rights Commissioners,  Feministas, Social Justice Warriors and other thought-and-humor-police who might find grounds for complaining about sexism and some other isms that can be found if one makes the effort ;) But: to hades with them !

A car hit an elderly Jewish man. The paramedic says, "Are you comfortable? "the man says, "I make a good living."

I just got back from a pleasure trip. I took my mother-in-law to the airport.

Someone stole all my credit cards, but I won't be reporting it. The thief spends less than my wife did.

We always hold hands.. If I let go, she shops.

My wife and I went to a hotel where we got a waterbed. My wife calls it the Dead Sea ..

My wife and I revisited the hotel where we spent our wedding night. This time I was the one who stayed in the bathroom and cried.

My wife was at the beauty shop for two hours. That was only for the estimate. She got a mudpack and looked great for two days. Then the mud fell off.

The Doctor gave a man six months to live. The man couldn't pay his bill, so the doctor gave him another six months.

The Doctor called Mrs. Cohen saying, "Mrs. Cohen, your check came back". Mrs. Cohen replied, "So did my arthritis!"

Doctor: "You'll live to be 60!" Patient: "I AM 60!" Doctor: "See! What did I tell you?"

A doctor held a stethoscope up to a man's chest. The man asks, "Doc, how do I stand?" The doctor says, "That's what puzzles me!"

Patient: "I have a ringing in my ears. " Doctor: "Don't answer!"

A drunk was in front of a judge. The judge says, "You've been brought here for drinking". The drunk says, "Okay, let's get started."

A Jewish man said that when he was growing up, they always had two choices for dinner - Take it or leave it.

A Jewish boy comes home from school and tells his father he has a part in the play. He asks, "What part is it?" The boy says, "I play the part of the Jewish husband." The father scowls and says, "Go back and tell the teacher you want a speaking part."

And then there was this "fruity" one:

And here we go for the  Jewish Mothers :)

A man called his mother in Florida . "Mom, how are you?" "Not too good," said the mother. "I've been very weak".. The son said, "Why are you so weak"? She said, "Because I haven't eaten in 38 days". The son said, "That's terrible. Why haven't you eaten in 38 days?" The mother answered, "Because, I didn't want my mouth to be full in case you should call."


  1. A Call From Long Island Skit
    from You Don't Have to be Jewish with Elaina and Christine
    "Isn't that what a mother is for?"

  2. A million thanks from a Jewish mother. This will be forwarded to all my kids.