For centuries, Jews have turned to the Mourner's Kaddish prayer when experiencing loss. Typically led by men in front of a congregation, this responsive prayer is recited for a year as a means to praise God, honor the deceased, guide the passage of the soul to eternal rest, and facilitate healing and comfort for the mourner through community. With candor and generosity, women from diverse backgrounds reveal what it's like to say Kaddish. They share their struggle to balance demands of family, work, and grieving, what it means to find structure and comfort in tradition, and how this mourning ritual prolongs a connection to the deceased while strengthening a connection to God.
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By Michal Smart (Editor), Barbara Ashkenas (Editor)
ISBN: 9789655241501
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Published: Urim Publications - November 1st, 2013