A Limerick for Passover

        March 2013    
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Poor Aunt Mabel

By Isaac W. Feinberg

Poor Aunt Mabel

It was at the Passover Seder table

as we were feeding Aunt Mabel,

that she surprised the whole group

when she fell in the soup

and rolled home inside a kneidel!

The above limerick was written over fifty years ago when my daughter, then 10 and now 62, had a Springtime homework assignment about forms of poetry. Allegedly my daughter's work but truly mostly mine, it has been recited at every family seder since then and has really become a regular part of the pre-dinner rituals, just before the soup of course.


from the March 2013 Edition of the Jewish Magazine

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