I wonder if these were considered funny at the time. Or they were lame, even in 1909?
BLOWING OFF STEAM
A Firm Answer
The Rev. Mr. Freuder, of Philadelphia, tells this story of himself.
Some time ago he was invited to dine at the house of a friend, whose wife went into her kitchen to give some final orders. Incidentally, she added to the servant, “We are to have a Jewish rabbi for dinner today.”
For a moment the maid surveyed her mistress in grim silence. Then she spoke with decision. “All I have to say is,” she announced, “if you have a Jewish rabbi for dinner, you’ll cook it yourself.”—Lippincott’s.