Michael Zeleny (larvatus) wrote,
Michael Zeleny



Shlomo the schnorrer has an unmarriageable son. The Chelm shadchan shows up to suggest a match: the young, single, and beautiful heiress of the Rothschild banking fortune in Vienna. Shlomo objects: doesn't she very far away? No problem, replies the shadchan, the Rothschilds are rich, they can afford train tickets. But isn't her family faithless, fully assimilated apikorsim? Shlomo, you must be thinking of the London Rothschilds; the Viennese Rothschilds are strictly kosher and shomrei Shabbos. And so on until Shlomo relents: "Very well, proceed with my blessing." Whereupon the shadchan rejoices: "That's half the job done."

Posted by Michael Zeleny on 29 Mar 2017, 14:24

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