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Kaddish

Women's Voices
  • By Barbara Ashkenas, Michal Smart
$27.95

Winner of:
2013 National Jewish Book Award

For centuries, Jews have turned to the Mourner's Kaddish prayer upon experiencing a loss. This groundbreaking book explores what the recitation of Kaddish has meant specifically to women. Did they find the consolation, closure, and community they were seeking? How did saying Kaddish affect their relationships with God, with prayer, with the deceased, and with the living? With courage and generosity, 52 authors from around the world reflect upon their experiences of mourning. They share their relationships with the family members they lost and what it meant to move on; how they struggled to balance the competing demands of child rearing, work, and grief; what they learned about tradition and themselves; and the disappointments and particular challenges they confronted as women. The collection shares viewpoints from diverse perspectives and backgrounds and examines what it means to heal from loss and to honor memory in family relationships, both loving and fraught with pain. It is a precious record of women searching for their place within Jewish tradition and exploring the connections that make human life worthwhile.

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    Product Specs
    • SKU: 9789655241501
    • Manufacturer: URIM PUBN
    • Language of Text: English
    • ISBN 13: 9789655241501
    • Publication Date: 11/01/2013
    • Format: Hardcover
    • Author: Barbara Ashkenas
    • Author: Michal Smart
    • Page Count: 268
    • Weight: 1.50 pounds
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