Monday, June 17, 2013
Jewish jokes fall into predictable categories, such as holidays, synagogue, food, health, travel, and so on. But there are other categories that are typified not by the topic, but by the people mentioned in the joke. One example is "priest, minister, and rabbi" jokes. You know, they walk into a bar and the joke takes off from there.
Another example is what we like to call "Jake and Becky" jokes, (or Abe and Becky or Sam and Becky.) Whatever the man's name is, the woman's name is usually Becky. And the joke usually involves a long marriage or relationship and almost always includes a funny reference to sex.
To get this week off to a funny start, we bring you a Jake and Becky joke by Barnett Hoffman, a 73-year-old retired New Jersey judge whose son Sam created the Old Jews Telling Jokes website in 2009.
Here's the setup: Jake and Becky are married for 50 years. It's their fiftieth wedding anniversary and Becky asks Jake, "Jake, all these years, have you been faithful to me?" And then...
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