Category Archives: Prayer

A Conversation with the Kaddish: The Way Through the World

Kaddish, Judaism’s most famous response to loss, did not start out to serve that purpose.  Phrases that became elements of Kaddish were used in ancient Israel to celebrate the end of a session of communal study.  Their recitation marked a … Continue reading

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A Conversation with the Kaddish: May I Be Magnified and Sanctified

Between things falling and things taking place Is there a place for the lingering, for the lasting? Between things dying and things that are living Is there a place for tranquil home life, For one to sit in place, seeing, … Continue reading

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