Quite a Son-in-Law
girl brings her fiancé home to meet her parents. After dinner,
mother tells her father to find out about the young man. He invites the
fiancé to his study for schnapps.
"So what are your plans?" the father asks the fiancé.
"I am a Torah scholar," he replies.
"A Torah scholar," the father says. "Admirable, but what will you do to
provide a nice house for my daughter to live in, as she's accustomed
"I will study," the young man replies, "and God will provide for us."
"And how will you buy her a beautiful engagement ring, such as she
deserves?" asks the father.
"I will concentrate on my studies," the young man replies, "God will
provide for us."
"And children?" asks the father. "How will you support children?"
"Don't worry, sir, God will provide," replies the fiancé.
The conversation proceeds like this, and each time the father
questions, the fiancé insists that God will provide.
Later, the mother asks, "How did it go?" The father answers, "He has no
job and no plans, but the good news is he thinks I'm God."