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Jewish Juggling Tricks- contributions welcome
A handy resource for people doing tricks for Jewish events or during the
holidays. The tricks are arranged according to the holidays. If you have a
trick with Jewish content, please it submit to
Many of these first jokes were submitted by me (Scott) and my first juggling
partner, Ben Miller for our first real show which was during Passover 1993
in a hotel on the Dead Sea. The person to credit for each trick is in
parenthesis after the trick.
The Passover - "Juggler's Tennis" which is doing a three ball
cascade and one ball always doing a reverse over the top from side to side
Juggle 3 matzah balls (Scott and Ben)
Burning bush - made of 3 torches (Scott and Ben).
10 Jugglers Plagues... since we know that Pharaoh was an avid
juggler! (Scott and Ben)
1. Damn! (like Dom, blood) - drop a ball
2. Frogs - balls hopping out of your
3. Lice - juggle and
scratch head repeatedly
4. Wind - blow into pattern
which messes it up
5. Gravity or Klutziness - drop a ball
6. Time - look at
7. Hail - have partner
throw many balls into your pattern
8. Light - partner shines
flashlight in your eyes or juggle 3 flashlights
9. Darkness - juggle with eyes
closed or have partner cover eyes
10.Dropping of the first club - self-explanatory
10 Jugglers Commandments (Scott and Ben)
1. Juggling is the activity that brought thee out of boredom.
2. Thou shalt have no other activities before juggling.
3. Thou shalt not practice new tricks in front of a paying audience.
4. Remember your juggling performances and keep them holy.
5. Honor your audience so that thy hours may be long on stage.
6. Thou shalt not murder the punchline of thy jokes.
7. Thou shalt not be an adult.
8. Thou shalt not steal other peoples' routines.
9. Thou shalt not bear false witness against other performers.
10. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's props nor shalt thou covet thy
neighbor's assistant nor his juggling partner.
Menorah - balance torch on nose or chin and hold on up in each
hand (Scott- Traditional?). Don
Wagner suggests doing the trick with 2 torches in each hand and
balancing a fifth before going into a 5 torch juggle. Truthfully, menorahs
have either 3 or 4 branches on each side so this trick would be most
accurate juggling with either 7 or 9 torches!