The Best Jewish Mother Joke

by Karen Ekstrom

Why is this the best Jewish Mother Joke ever told?

Because it’s sooooooo true!


The year is 2020 and the United States has elected the first woman as well as the first Jewish president, Susan Goldstein.

Excited, President Goldstein calls up her mother after the election and says,”So, Mom, I assume you’ll be coming to my inauguration?”

“I don’t think so. It’s a ten-hour drive, your father isn’t as young as he used to be, and my arthritis is acting up again.”

“Don’t worry about it Mom, I’ll send Air Force One to pick you up and take you home. And, a limousine will pick you up at your door.”

“I don’t know. Everybody will be so fancy-schmantzy, what on earth would I wear?”

President Goldstein rolls her eyes, “Mom, I’ll make sure you have a wonderful gown custom-made by the best designer in New York .”

“Darling, you know I can’t eat those rich foods you and your friends like to eat.”

“Don’t worry Mom. The entire affair is going to be handled by the best caterer in New York. It will be kosher all the way. You’ll love it.”

There was silence on the phone.

Finally, President Goldstein let out a sigh. “Mom, please, I really want you to come.”

“Oh, alright. Let’s just pray my arthritis doesn’t act up that day.”

So, on January 20, 2021, Susan Goldstein is being sworn in as President of the United States. In the front row sits the new President’s mother, who leans over to the Vice-President sitting next to her and says, “You see that woman over there with her hand on the Torah, becoming President of the United States?”

The VP whispers back, “Yes.”

Mom says proudly, “Her brother is a doctor.”

Yes, it’s a Jewish Classic Joke!

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LOIS May 12, 2017 - 11:56 am


Karen Ekstrom May 12, 2017 - 11:53 pm


ML May 14, 2017 - 12:53 pm

Oh My God! That’s my mom talking about my brother! (He’s Ph.D. from Cornell in mechanical and aerospace engineering). Not quite a medical doctor, but the spirit is the same…


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