A Jewish father, Moishe, is speaking with his eldest son, Yitzak....
"Father, I am going to marry !" Moishe begins to dance with joy and sing Hava Nagila.
"Tell me, is she a good Jewish girl? What is her name?
"O'Brien," replies the son. "She's Catholic."
"Oy!" says the father. "But are you happy?"
"I'm happy," says the son..
"Nu, as long as you're happy.... my blessings to you both," replies Moishe.
But the father is still counting on his remaining sons, Schlemiel and Chutzpah.
Schlemiel calls on his father the next evening,
"Father, I, too, will be married soon!"
Again Moishe breaks out in a dance and sings God's praises. "What is her name,"
he asks. "Kazalopopodopolous," says the son. "She's Greek Orthodox."
"Oy," says Moishe. "But are you happy?"
"I'm happy, father..."
"OK. Then you, too, have my blessing," Moishe says.
Dejected, Moishe goes to the temple to pray. "Please, God, let my remaining son,
Chutzpah, marry a nice Jewish girl ... to raise nice Jewish children in your eyes...
Chutzpah comes to his father excitedly and exclaims, "Father! I am to wed in the spring!"
"Her NAME? WHAT IS HER NAME?" his father immediately demands.
"Goldberg!" says Chutzpah.
Moishe is beside himself with joy! "Praise God! Praise the Prophets!" Turning to Chutzpah,
he asks, "Is she Doctor Goldberg's daughter Shelley, from Newark?"
"No..." says Chutzpah...
"Hmm," says Moishe.. "Must be Attorney Goldberg's daughter Rachel from Hollywood?"
"Ah...no, father" says Chutzpah...
"Well, then, what is her first name, my youngest, truest, most beautiful son?"