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Monday, March 30, 2020

Jewish Matchmaker Joke

By An Old Friend
Mon, Mar 30, 2020 6:54 p.m.

The late columnist William Safire liked to tell the chestnut from the 1950s about Princess Margaret and the matchmaker. As Safire recounted: “A Jewish matchmaker had the idea of matching up poor Sammy—a nebbish and a schlemiel—with Princess Margaret, then the world’s most eligible woman. Sammy’s mother would not hear of it: The Princess could not cook, and was not Jewish. After weeks of persuading, with the matchmaker showing how the alliance with British royalty would help Israel, the mother gave her grudging approval. The matchmaker heaved a sigh of relief and said, ‘Now for the hard part.’”

https://www.forbes.com/sites/michaelbernick/2020/03/30/the-unprecedented-employer-subsidies-this-week-to-avoid-layoffs-the-coronavirus-workplace-series/#3ec2113f232a

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

From the headline,I thought arson was involved--and I suppose it was,as eventually,the nebbish/schlemiel got burned by the crooked Jew matchmaker.A Woody Allen movie that should have been made.
--GRA

Anonymous said...

Personally I do not get the joke. Someone explain it to me.