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  • 7 Haiku for Parsha Lech Lecha

    By Rick Lupert

    3 weeks ago

    I
    No one likes to move.
    But go where I will show you
    and you will be great.

    II
    This will not be the
    last time our family ends up
    in Egypt. Beware.

    III
    Dueling shepherds send
    Lot and Abram down two paths.
    One to Evil-town.

    IV
    Family reunites
    after mean old kings battle.
    Abram saves the day.

    V
    What good is treasure
    with no heirs? As many as
    stars in sky, God says.

    VI
    Unwanted son founds
    another nation. Abram
    gets God in his name.

    VII
    You’d think it’s too late
    at ninety-nine years. But no.
    Time to call the mohel.

  • 7 Haiku for Parsha Breishit

    By Rick Lupert

    October 28, 2016 | 9:15 am

    I
    It took six days to
    go from no world, to all that
    we know. Very good.

    II
    Meet Adam. Eats a
    lot of fruit. Names animals.
    Alone in garden.

    III
    When seeking knowledge
    trust the serpent to show you
    what you’re not wearing.

    IV
    Moving day. First two
    sons. Then just...

  • Haiku for Shimon Peres

    By Rick Lupert

    September 27, 2016 | 8:03 pm

    May the one who tried
    to make peace for us and all
    the world, rest in peace.

  • A Septuplet of Haiku for Parsha Shoftim

    By Rick Lupert

    September 9, 2016 | 11:01 am

    I
    Worship an idol
    be put to death. These are the
    laws of our people.


    II
    A king shall write two
    Torah scrolls in his life. No
    mention of a queen.


    III
    Priests get no land, but
    unlimited free meat and, God
    their inheritance.


    IV
    No sorcerers or
    mediums. in other...

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  • Haikus for Jews

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    March 2, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    Zen Laughs

    Don't let the unfunny introduction to "Haikus for Jews" (Harmony Books, $11) fool you. The rest of this little book is pretty hilarious. All we know about New York-based writer David M. Bader is that, according to his bio, he is "not even distantly related to Supreme Court...

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