Today’s Kaddish is for Amy Winehouse, whom I’d never heard of before a friend sent a message asking me to recite a kaddish for her. So I Googled her. She bore an uncanny resemblance to my daughter (except for all the eye makeup and well, quite a lot else. And she was the same age as my daughter. A nice Jewish girl, talented and smart, down the drain. What a terrible terrible loss. I watched her perform a few of her songs from her second album. All that potential down the drain. And ‘down the drain’ is such a stupid reductionist thing to say, but that’s how it’s coming out right now. I still don’t really know anything about Amy Winehouse, but — חבל מעד — what a shame. — Mira
kaddish in two-part harmonyA conversation between an anthropologist and a musician along with a growing virtual minyan, on themes of death and dying, grief, ritual, and the interplay between music and words.
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