DAVID M. BADERAUTHOR OF HAIKUS FOR JEWS, ZEN JUDAISM, THE BOOK OF MURRAY, ONE HUNDRED GREAT BOOKS IN HAIKU, AND HOW TO BE AN EXTREMELY REFORM JEW.

A work of genius" — Jeffrey Goldberg, The Atlantic "War and Peace it's not. It's much funnier." — The New York Post

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HAIKUS FOR JEWS : For You, a Little Wisdom by David M. Bader (Harmony Books, 1999)
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The Japanese haiku is one of the world's most dazzling poetic forms, capturing the sublime beauty of nature in just three short lines – 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.  Find out why God has made these The Chosen Haikus.

Witty, sarcastic, and often laugh-out-loud funny." — The Jewish Chronicle "I found myself laughing so hard I had to stop reading to regain my composure." — JTN News

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THE BOOK OF MURRAY: The Life, Teachings and Kvetching of the Lost Prophet by David M. Bader (Harmony Books, 2010)
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The missing book of The Bible that explains everything! This remarkable text, excavated from a sand trap on a Boca Raton golf course, tells the story of Murray, son of Irving, of the Tribe of Levi (Relaxed Fit). An underachiever and unlikely prophet, Murray hears God's call and wanders the land, dispensing wisdom, diet tips, and other unsolicited advice. ("Love the stranger, though not on the first date.") Filled with divinely inspired yet practical wisdom ("Thou shalt not freelance"), The Book of Murray is an affectionate and mirthful romp for readers of all faiths.

A romp through the Zen tradition, matched…with the Jewish tradition of self-mockery.... A continual pleasure, this is highly recommended." — Library Journal "A pocket book of laughs.... Loving, perceptive humor about religion, the family and other sacred cows." — Publishers Weekly

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ZEN JUDAISM: For You a Little Enlightenment by David M. Bader (Harmony Books, 2002)
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What is the sound of one hand clapping? How could the Buddha weigh four hundred pounds and still do yoga? What exactly is "stuffed kishke"? These are just some of the deep mysteries explored in Zen Judaism: For You, a Little Enlightenment. Inspired by centuries-old Eastern meditation techniques and traditional Jewish lower back pain, its enlightened noodging is sure to bring you good karma.

Seriously, long lastingly funny." —The Guardian Unlimited "Weepingly funny and clever." — The Daily Telegraph "Fabulously goofy.” — The Seattle Times

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ONE HUNDRED GREAT BOOKS IN HAIKU by David M. Bader (Penguin, 2010)
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Back in print! (In Australia, at least.) 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. Avoid eyestrain and show off your literary prowess at cocktail parties! It's the perfect gift for today's busy reader.

"I have been reading bits and pieces of it every day and I have not been able to get it out of my mind.... Hilariously funny." — Dan Rattiner, Dan’s Paper

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HOW TO BE AN EXTREMELY REFORM JEW by David M. Bader (Avon, 1994)
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Extremely Reform Judaism has long been one of the most misunderstood religious denominations -- ever since the first Jews lifted their eyes to God to ask the eternal question, "Why can't we have a Christmas tree?" Comprehensive in scope yet tailored for short attention spans, How to Be an Extremely Reform Jew by David M. Bader includes "The Ten Suggestions," "The Yo-Yo Diet Guide to Jewish Feasts and Fasts," a David Mamet Purim play ("Glengarry Glen Purim"), and other help for the Jewishly impaired. Out-of-print for many years, this book can still be purchased used, and a new reprint edition and Kindle edition will be released shortly.