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Everything struck hard. The door slamming behind me in the black car. The shovel stabbing the mound of soil. The wooden box hitting the floor of the pit.<P>Beside his father's grave, a diligent but doubting son begins the mourner's kaddish, and realizes he needs to know more about the prayer issuing from his lips. So begins Leon Wieseltier's highly acclaimend Kaddish, the spiritual journal of a man commanded by Jewish law to recite a prayer three times daily for a year and driven, by the ardor of inquiry, to explore its origins. Here is one man's urgent exploration of Jewish lituragy and law, from the 10th-century legend of a wayward ghost to the speculations of medieval scholars on the grief of God to the perplexities of a modern rabbi in the Kovno ghetto. Here too is a mourner's unmannered response to the questions of fate, freedom, and faith stirred in death's wake. Lyric, learned, and deeply moving, wieseltier's Kaddish is a narrative suffused with love: a son's embracing the tradition bequeathed to him by his father, a scholar's savoring the beauty he was taught to uncover, and a writer's revealing it, proudly unadorned, to the reader.

Synopsis:

An extraordinary spiritual journal: a record of the inner life of one of America's most brilliant intellectuals during a year of mourning. "Kaddish" is a work of history, philosophy, and interior autobiography, of moral force and emotional power.

About the Author

Leon Wieseltier lives in Washington, D.C.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375703621
Author:
Wieseltier, Leon
Author:
Dawidowicz
Publisher:
Vintage
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Judaism - General
Subject:
Judaism - Beliefs Practices Rituals
Subject:
Judaism
Subject:
Liturgy
Subject:
Jewish mourning customs
Subject:
Kaddish
Subject:
Judaism - Rituals & Practice
Subject:
Religion
Subject:
Judaism -- Liturgy.
Subject:
Judaism-Rituals and Practice
Subject:
judaism;religion;judaica;kaddish;memoir;prayer;philosophy;death
Subject:
judaism;religion;judaica;kaddish;memoir;prayer;mourning;philosophy;death
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Series Volume:
no. 18
Publication Date:
20000231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
608
Dimensions:
8.02x5.22x.99 in. .94 lbs.

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