Jewish Humor

The Jews of Chelm.

You may be familiar with the Jews of Chelm. It was a real town in Poland where the leading intellectuals weren’t really considered to be smartest ones in the room.

Here’s a typical Chelm joke:

Two men of Chelm went out for a walk when suddenly it began to rain.

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“Quick,” said one. “Open your umbrella.”
“It won’t help,” said his friend. “My umbrella is full of holes.”
“Then why did you bring it?”
“I didn’t think it would rain!”

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