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Living a Year of Kaddish: A Memoir Ari Goldman s exploration of the emotional and spiritual aspects of spending a year in mourning for his father will resonate with anyone who has lost a loved one, as he describes how this year affected him as a son, husband, father, and member of his community Through the daily recitation of kaddish, Goldman discovered that he could connect with and honor his father and his mother in a way that he could not always do during their lifetimes And in his daily synagogue attendance, he found his fellow worshipers to be an unexpected source of strength, wisdom, and comfort


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10 thoughts on “Living a Year of Kaddish: A Memoir

  1. Reese Reese says:

    About Ari Goldman s Living a Year of Kaddish, I wouldn t say to non Jewish readers, You probably won t appreciate this book Nor would I say to Jews, Read this book I wouldn t say to readers who haven t lost at least one parent, The time has not yet come for you to read this book Nor would I say to anyone who has b


  2. Karen Karen says:

    I liked the idea of this memoir a narrative of Goldman s experience saying kaddish every day for the mourning period after his father s death but the execution didn t live up to the promise I was also annoyed at him for his gender politics He and his family belong to an Orthodox shul, even though his wife prays with an eg


  3. Tracey Tracey says:

    I checked out this book based on a 50BookChallenge review As I m currently working with a hospice client during her last days, I thought a reflection on death and mourning might be helpful An Orthodox Jew living in New York City, Ari Goldman lost his father suddenly, the day after his own 50th birthday celebration As a part of th


  4. Beckie Beckie says:

    In Living a Year of Kaddish, Ari Goldman recounts his experience mourning his father In Orthodox Jewish tradition, a relative, usually a child, of the deceased says a daily prayer for eleven months after a death The book is broken into sections for each season of Goldman s Kaddish, and works together thoughts on death, fathers, religious


  5. Kay Kay says:

    I know I m a laugh riot Bring on the death books I enjoyed this book for the information about the history of the Kaddish prayer and surrounding rituals A reporter and journalism professor, the author conveys information in an interesting, straightforward way, and he has an instinct for the telling historical anecdote.As memoir, I found it curio


  6. Miriam Miriam says:

    Goldman s introspective book about a year of mourning and saying kaddish was just what I needed to read this weekend He wrote about his feelings, coming to grips with mourning, and how a year of ritual and community helped him heal At times I cried, other times I laughed, but mostly I related to how Goldman drew on millennia of tradition to help him mou


  7. Michael Lewyn Michael Lewyn says:

    his book describes the author s year of mourning for his father, and focuses on his daily recitation of the Mourner s Kaddish a Jewish prayer which, even though it never mentions death, has often been treated as a prayer for the dead The parts of the book I liked best were his description of theeloquent condolence cards he received, and his description of a let


  8. Tamara Tamara says:

    Great book Very much enjoyed it Reading about different faiths helps you look at your own, and or provides other ideas to incorporate into your own My understanding is that there is an eleven month mourning period recognized within the Jewish faith, with them remembered at least daily in corporate prayer Also the anniversary of their death continues to be remembered an


  9. Rebecca Huston Rebecca Huston says:

    This book helped me very much during the year after my mother died Insightful, without being preachy, this is one that should help anyone in the process of mourning the loss of a loved one, whether or not you re Jewish For the longer review, please go here This book helped me very much during the year after my mother died Insightful, without being preachy, this is one that sho


  10. Isaiah Kallman Isaiah Kallman says:

    In Judaism, Kaddish is an eleven month period of mourning I read this book to learnabout the functions of the rituals and prayer While Goldman does give some basic explanation, most of the text focuses on his deceased father and the different men he met at the synagogue.


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