7 09, 2013

Female reactions and feelings saying Kaddish

By |2013-09-07T22:09:27-07:00September 7th, 2013|Book Reviews|

By Israel Drazin     Kaddish: Women’s Voices By M. Smart and B. Ashkenas Urim Publications, 2013, 271 pages ISBN 978-965-524-150-1   Smart and Ashkenas collected some fifty essays by articulate women of the various Jewish denominations in which they tell poignant emotional tales about relatives who died and their experiences in saying the mourner’s [...]

17 08, 2013

Jewish mourning practice was partially taken from Christians

By |2013-08-17T23:31:34-07:00August 17th, 2013|Book Reviews|

The Mystery of the Kaddish By Leon H. Charney and Saul Mayzlish Barricade Books, 2006, 236 pages ISBN 1-56980-300-5     Leon H. Charney and Saul Mayzlish explore the origin of the Jewish mourner’s kaddish in their The Mystery of the Kaddish[1]and reveal that the current practice where individuals say the prayer for their deceased [...]

14 11, 2011

May women say the mourner’s kaddish?

By |2011-11-14T05:06:30-07:00November 14th, 2011|Book Reviews|

A Daughter’s Recitation of Mourner’s Kaddish By Rahel Berkovits JOFA, 2011, 93 pages   Orthodox Judaism, like American and other judges, makes legal decisions based on precedences, not only on what modern people think is correct. When a question arises, Orthodox rabbis examine what has been said about the matter in the past, and scrutinize [...]