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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 (Traditional).
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 hand
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 watch
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 one 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!