Elisheva Schoenfeld

INDEX TO DRUYAIW' S COLLECTION

 OF JOKES AND ANECDOTES

 

U

Umbrella

U. is remembered when rabbi preaches against brothels. - 1814

U. as talisman against rain. - 2143

U. and walking stick belong to Gedalya's neighbor: When it rains Gedalya gets the stick. - 3167

Uncertainty

U. about own identity. - 983, 1138, 1139

Uncle

U.'s house caught fire when he was led away by police ("Chaun of Horrors) - 101

Undertaker(s) - (See also: "Trustee(s) of Burial Society", "Burial", "Burying", "Dead").

U. advises young widow to tear her dress. - 1603

Undertakers accompanying Joseph's coffin through the Red Sea threatened to drink the sea. (Commentary) - 877

U. are asked by Yeshaya to carry body of third wife to cemetery via gardens and fields so as to prevent her revival. - 1617

U. come to bury Hersheli's supposedly dead wife. She welcomes them with a rake. - 2138

U. are mighty drinkers. - 878

U.'s "democratic" elections with urn and snuff box. - 373

Drunken u. observed by R. Eizel. - 876

Unique Exception

Treasurer unable to pocket redemption money without smiling. Otherwise could be zaddik. - 623

Urinating

U. from verandah into street, fool stops as soon as people pass. Is afraid they'd pull him down by the jet. - 1127

For u., Ephrayim goes toxdoctor since he hasn't found any public convenience in the street. - 927

Modke is u. on the wall of a rich man's cottage. Latter is furious. - 1892

Usurer

U. crying loudly in the synagogue in times of infectious disease is warned by rabbi. - 69

U. takes interest on loan for half a day. - 70