Our Favorite Jewish Jokes
All jokes adapted by Sal Litvak, the Accidental Talmudist.
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She Was Always By His Side 🤣
Max Goldfarb lies on his death bed. He turns to his wife.
“Mitzy, you’ve always been by my side.”
“When I broke my leg at 25, you were by my side.”
“When I had my heart attack at 45, you were by my side.”
“When I had my second heart attack at 65, you were by my side.”
“When I broke my hip at 75, you were by my side.”
“And now when I’m dying, you’re at my side. Mitzy…”
“…you’re a jinx!!”
The Rabbi Played Golf on Yom Kippur 🤣
The rabbi was so addicted to golf that he snuck out to play between the morning and afternoon services on Yom Kippur.
Up in Heaven, Moses said, “What a disgrace. A Jew playing golf on Yom Kippur. And a rabbi to boot!”
The Almighty responded, “I’m going to teach him a lesson.”
Out on the course, the rabbi stepped up to the first tee and bombed his drive down the fairway. His ball bounced off a sprinkler head, cart path and bunker rake, hit the green and rolled into the cup.
“This is how You teach him a lesson, Lord? He got a hole in one!”
“Sure, but who’s he going to tell?”
Image: The bishop has the round of his life in the movie Caddyshack.
LOJL Gets Pulled Over For Speeding 🤣
A little old Jewish lady (LOJL) gets pulled over for speeding.
“Is there a problem, officer?”
“Yes, ma’am, you were speeding. Can I see your license please?”
“I’d give it to you, but I lost it four years ago for drunk driving.”
“I see. Vehicle registration please.”
“No, can’t do that either. This car is stolen.”
“You stole it?”
“Yes, and I killed the owner.”
“Killed him and dismembered him. His body parts are in the trunk in plastic bags.”
The officer calls for back-up. Within minutes, six police cars circle the LOJL’s car. A senior officer slowly approaches with his hand on his gun.
“Ma’am, step out of your vehicle please!”
The LOJL steps out of her vehicle.
“Is there a problem, sir?”
“My patrol officer said you stole this car and murdered its owner.”
“Stole the car and murdered the owner!?”
“Yes. Open the trunk of your car, please.”
The LOJL opens the trunk. It’s empty.
“Is this your car, ma’am?”
“Yes, here’s the registration.”
“My patrol officer said you lost your license?”
“No, here it is.”
The senior officer examines the LOJL’s license.
“Sorry for the misunderstanding, ma’am. For some reason, my patrol officer reported that you lost your license for DUI, stole this car, and that you murdered and dismembered its owner.”
“Wow. I bet that lunatic told you I was speeding, too.”
Image: fashion icon Iris Apfel, who at 99 has attitude to spare!
The Pretzel Lady 🤣
An old Jewish lady sold pretzels on a street corner for 25 cents. Each day, a young businessman would pass her pretzel stand around lunchtime and leave her a quarter without taking a pretzel.
This went on for three years, without a word passing between them.
One day, the young businessman left his quarter as usual, and the pretzel lady spoke up for the first time.
“Sir, I appreciate your business. You’re a good customer, but I must tell you that the price of pretzels has gone up to 35 cents!”
Her New Son-in-Law 🤣
Yankel and Moishe ride a train across Poland, thinking about their brides – whom they’re about to meet for the first time . Suddenly, Yankel stands up and says, “I’m not ready for marriage. I’m not getting married!” He grabs his suitcase and runs off the train at the next stop.
Moishe watches him go.
A day later he reaches his destination, where the two mothers of the prospective brides are shocked to discover there’s only one groom on the train.
“Not on your life! He’ll marry my daughter!”
Moishe lets his prospective mothers-in-law argue over him for a while, then suggests they all go to the Rebbe for a ruling.
“The solution is plain, per the wisdom of King Solomon. Cut the boy in two, and each of you take half.”
The first mother looks shocked.
The second mother says, “Yes! Cut him in half.”
The Rebbe points to the second mother and says, “That’s the real mother-in-law!”
Directions in the Old City 🤣
A Jewish American tourist wandering through the Old City of Jerusalem approaches a Hasidic Israeli.
“Excuse, how long will it take me to walk to the Western Wall?”
The Israeli ignores him.
“I said how will it take me to get the Wall from here?”
The Israeli doesn’t answer.
The American asks again in Hebrew, but the Israeli still won’t answer.
“I don’t understand why you Hasidim won’t accept me! I’m your fellow Jew! It’s just ignorance!”
The American turns and walks away.
The Israel runs up behind him and says, “It’ll take you seven minutes from here.”
“Why are you telling me now?”
“I didn’t know how fast you walk.”
A Doctor And A Lawyer Meet in Synagogue 🤣
Leventhal the lawyer and Cohen the doctor meet in synagogue on Shabbos.
“Leventhal, you don’t know how lucky you are. Every time I come here to pray, people hound me with their medical problems. This one has stomach trouble. That one has back pain. Everybody wants free advice. But you? Nobody bothers you with legal questions. How do you do it?”
“Nothing to it. Any time somebody asks me for legal advice, I send them a bill on Monday.”
Cohen loves the idea. Come Monday, he’s sitting in his office writing up a bunch of bills when there’s a knock on his door.
It’s the mailman, with a bill from Leventhal.
Image: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Joseph & Rachel Greenfield
The Doctor of Chelm 🤣
In the annals of Jewish humor, the mythical town of Chelm is widely known for its intelligence-challenged residents.
When Dr. Levine opened a medical office in Chelm, his first patient was the town’s great sage, Yitzy Yankel.
“Doctor, I hurt all over.”
“That’s not medically possible.”
“But it’s true! When I touch my leg – ouch! – it hurts. When I touch my arm – ouch! – it hurts. When I touch my head – ouch! – it hurts. When I touch my chest – ouch! – it really hurts.”
“Yitzy Yankel, I know for a fact that your body is fine.”
“How could you possibly know such a thing, Doctor?”
“Because your finger is broken.”
Late For Hebrew School 🤣
“Abe, wake up, you’ll be late for Hebrew School!”
“No, Mom, I don’t wanna go.”
“Why don’t you want to go?”
“Because the teachers hate me and all the kids make fun of me.”
“Too bad. You still have to go.”
“Give me one good reason why I should go.”
“I’ll give you two! You’re 56 years old and you’re the rabbi!”
The Yeshiva Exam 🤣
A yeshiva student takes an important oral exam based on the commentaries of Rashi, the illustrious 11th-century sage.
After he answers the last question, the Rosh Yeshiva (Head of School) claps his hands and exclaims, “What an incredible student! He could’ve been a member of the Sanhedrin in the times of the Holy Temple, like the great Akiva or Hillel!”
The other instructors look at the Rosh Yeshiva, surprised.
“Surely not so much, Rabbi? Perhaps you’re exaggerating a little bit?”
“Not at all. They hadn’t read Rashi either.”