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Haikus For Jews

Author : David M. Bader
ISBN : 9780307420831
Genre : Humor
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Why is this haiku book different from all other haiku books? For centuries, the Japanese haiku has been one of the world's most dazzling poetic forms. In just three short lines, it captures the sublime beauty of nature--the croak of the bullfrog, the buzzing of the dragonfly, the shriek of the cicada, the scream of the cormorant. Now, with Haikus for Jews, there is finally a collection that celebrates the many advantages of staying indoors. Inspired by ancient Zen teachings and timeless Jewish noodging, this masterful work is filled with insights that will make you exclaim, "Ah!" or at least "Oy!" Whether you are Jewish or you simply enjoy a good kosher haiku, these chai-kus (so called because of their high chutzpah content) are certain to amuse. What's more, with each poem limited to seventeen syllables, Haikus for Jews is perfect for people in a hurry. Find out why God has made these The Chosen Haikus. From the Hardcover edition.
Category: Humor

Cloud Beam Medley

Author : Barbara Hantman
ISBN : 9781469101378
Genre : Poetry
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Cloud-Beam Medley is Barbara Hantmans fifth book of verse. It is divided into seven chapters that capture diverse thematic categories: Mosaic Memories, Hats Off: In Tribute, From Burden to Bliss, Earths Glow, Nesting, Chuckle and Whimsy and The World So Much With Us! Spanish and Hebrew are represented with a smattering of bilingual poems. The author has tapped her Jewish roots, outstanding men and women (both famous and in her personal circle), awareness of obstacle and triumph, and the beauty and comforts of nature, family life and humor. The book concludes on a serious note, with what Unamuno dubbed the tragic sense of life.
Category: Poetry

Haiku U

Author : David M. Bader
ISBN : 1592401287
Genre : Literary Criticism
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A humorous collection of haiku poems summarizes key works of literature in pithy, minimum-word pieces, placing the writings of such masters as Homer, Faulkner, and Lao Tso into the format of the ancient, three-line Zen style. By the author of Haikus for Jews.
Category: Literary Criticism

Zen Judaism

Author : David M. Bader
ISBN : 9780307422750
Genre : Humor
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Few spiritual practices are more intriguing or elusive than those of Zen Judaism,” says David M. Bader in the foreword to Zen Judaism. “This growing movement offers a unique way to follow in the footsteps of the Buddha, ideally without gaining quite so much weight.” These nearly 100 sacred teachings are capable “of bringing about an enlightenment experience so pure, so elevating, and so intense, you could plotz.” For you, some samples: To know the Buddha is the highest attainment. Second highest is to go to the same doctor as the Buddha. Be here now. Be someplace else later. Is that so complicated? There is no escaping Karma. In a previous life, you never called, you never wrote, you never visited. And whose fault was that? If there is no self, whose arthritis is this? Be patient and achieve all things. Be impatient and achieve all things faster. From the Hardcover edition.
Category: Humor

How To Be An Extremely Reform Jew

Author : David M. Bader
ISBN : 9781495369162
Genre : Religion
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Extremely Reform Judaism is one of the world's fastest growing denominations and also its most misunderstood-ever since the ancient forefathers first lifted their eyes to God to ask, "Why can't we have a Christmas Tree?" How to Be an Extremely Reform Jew pokes irreverent yet good-natured fun its subject, with chapters on the mandatory and optional Extremely Reform Jewish holidays; maintaining the Extremely Reform Jewish home; diaspora travel tips; Extremely Reform rites of passage (circumcision, bar mitzvah, intermarriage); and how to deprogram your Extremely Reform child after he has joined a religious cult. Highlights include "The Ten Suggestions"; a "Feast and Fast Yo-Yo Diet Guide to Jewish Holidays"; and "Glengarry Glen Purim, a David Mamet Purim Play." This humorous illustrated guide contains numerous quotations from ancient Extremely Reform Jewish texts, such as, "He who gives a coin to the poor is rewarded with six blessings, but he who makes a pledge to charity receives a free tote bag," and, "Thou shalt not stand outside the synagogue on the High Holy Days scalping thy tickets to the services." First published by Avon Books in 1994, the new edition preserves the content of the original in fresh paperback and ebook formats. It's an ideal gift for Hanukkah or any occasion.
Category: Religion

The Book Of Murray

Author : David M. Bader
ISBN : 9780307453266
Genre : Humor
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For years scholars have puzzled over the contrasts between modern Judaism and the world of the ancient Israelites. Leviticus explains keeping kosher, but where is the scriptural basis for pocketing a dinner roll from a buffet "for later"? Finally, in The Book of Murray, we have answers. Here is the source for such timeless teachings as "Love the stranger, but not on the first date" and "Trust not a cardiologist who chain-smokes." This remarkable biblical text, recently unearthed from a golf course in South Florida, is the surprising, hilarious, and uplifting chronicle of the Old Testament’s most unlikely prophet—Murray, son of Irving of the Tribe of Levi (Relaxed Fit). Though a poor student and a disappointment to his parents, Murray hears God’s call. Soon he is wandering the land, spreading his unique brand of wisdom, whether from a mountaintop or at a themed bar mitzvah. He reminds followers of the Ten (or so) Commandments. He boldly predicts the future of the Israelites: "Thy people will produce philosophers and scientists and novelists and Nobel Prize winners. Yet still thou wilt be unable to find the hood release on thy car." He judges a dispute between two women fighting over a cherished black-and-white cookie—all leading to the spectacular finale. Filled with divinely inspired yet practical advice ("Thou shalt not freelance"), The Book of Murray is an affectionate and mirthful romp for readers of all faiths. Study its truths, learn the prophet’s stories, and, in the immortal words of Murray (handed down by his dyslexic scribe), "Go froth and multiply."
Category: Humor

The Roman Empire In 100 Haikus

Author : Stuart Laycock
ISBN : 9781445693316
Genre : History
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With a hundred haikus, each accompanied by a wonderful full-page illustration and enlightening commentary, this book is perfect for those looking for a more poetic exploration of the Roman Empire.
Category: History

Between Two Worlds

Author : Fay Kozas
ISBN : 9780595296392
Genre : Poetry
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Greek culture, mythology, and ancient Greek tragedy in easy-to-read form, educational and entertaining.
Category: Poetry

One Hundred Great Books In Haiku

Author : David M. Bader
ISBN : 0141399422
Genre : Haiku, American
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In the sixteenth century, Zen monks in Japan developed the haiku, an unrhymed poetic form consisting of 17 syllables arranged in three lines. Now, in One Hundred Great Books in Haiku, David Bader has applied this ancient poetic form to the classics. From Homer to Milton to Dostyevsky, the great books are finally within reach of even the shortest attention spans!
Category: Haiku, American