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August 7, 2009

In honor of Bad Poetry Day (August 18), My Jewish Learning is sponsoring a BAD POETRY CONTEST.  From the press release:

As Jews, [Bad Poetry Day] is of the utmost importance, since Judaism has been responsible for some of the best poetry in the world. The Book of Psalms. The Song of Songs. Barry Manilow. No matter what the emotion, no matter the occasion, some poet has probably captured that sentiment perfectly in verse form– and as likely as not likely as not, that poet might be Jewish.

MyJewishLearning is determined to fight this disturbing trend. What could be better than bad poetry? Whether it starts with “Horseradish is red/The Red Sea is blue” or rhymes the words “you,” “Jew,” and “snuggle-poo,” it’ll probably make a hit in our Bad Poetry Day contest.

Submit your Jewish-themed work of Bad Poetry to by August 11. On August 18, we’ll publish the winners on


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