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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.
These aren't haiku. The author shows disrespect to call them "haiku."Published 4 months ago by Jizo43
Aunt Ruth would agree this is a good way to make a living, without falling back on teaching. So worth re-reading.Published 7 months ago by Sharon L. Herald
Cute and clever, but really short and really expensive for the length and breadth of the work. Bader's other work, The Story of Murray, is a brilliant original Jewish parody. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Terible Teri
These are so cute and clever! It's a truly fun little book--and quick reading. The juxtaposition of Jewish cynicism and practicality with the simplicity of this Japanese literary... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Phyllis Melanie Vliet
A clever and witty little book. Much of the Haiku pokes fun at some well known Yiddish and Jewish phrasing and is an example of the ability to poke fun at oneself... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Renee B. Rayel
This haikus poke gentle fun at the way Jewish people live. It's done in good taste, so thanks, Mr. Bader!Published 14 months ago by Rita Book Daly
This is a cute book, nicely printed, would've made a cute gag-gift or coffee table book. But less than half of the Haiku's are really cute or funny or smart. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Sandra Avila
Only the sample chapter was at all clever. I expected some lovely play on combining Jewish humor with Japanese poetry form, but the book was sadly boring.Published 18 months ago by Kitta
It's very funny. You should read it. You'll think it's funny too, after you read it, that is. Go ahead!Published 23 months ago by Trek Fan