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Jewish Bowling Haiku? Jewish Bowling Haiku

Win a pair of tickets to our party

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Next Tuesday, November 30, at Brooklyn Bowl, a very short walk from the Bedford L stop in Williamsburg, comedian Eugene Mirman, Soulico, The Sway Machinery, and a whole lotta Jews looking to start Hanukkah off right will be bowling and partying at JDub Records’ Festival of Strikes, co-sponsored by Tablet Magazine.

Wanna go? Wanna go for free? We have a few pairs of tickets. so howsabout we have a Jewish bowling haiku or limerick contest? Write your favorite Jewish-bowling themed haiku or limerick, and either leave it the comments; Tweet it @tabletmag; put it in the Facebook comments of this post; or email it to We will announce the winners (who will be able to pick up their tickets at the door) and, of course, publish their poems next Monday.

Oh, and top this:

One chef made his latkes with butter,
Using no oil, like some sort of nutter,
The potatoes did fry,
But I can’t tell a lie,
The result went straight to the gutter.

Bowling similes count! (And a Hanukkah reference is not required.)

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Melanie says:

Bowling, gutters, alleys, and strikes
I’m so excited I don’t have to sing “Happy Hanukah” in a mic
Yay for being a Jew
I hope no one says boo as i throw a gutter but gives me an emotional lift
by giving me a gift

sophie says:

Pitcher of cold beer
the day after Passover.
A strike! Book of Life.

Who can we turn to
in this our season of need?
The Big Lebowski.

June in the alley,
my kepah in the gutter.
Oy, oy, oy vez mir.

oops i meant Yom Kippur, not Passover – should read –

Pitcher of cold beer
the day after Yom Kippur.
A strike! Book of Life

When it’s Christmas eve.
What is there for Jews to do?
Eat Chinese and bowl.

What did God say after she made Eve? Practice makes perfect.


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