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a kaddish for qaddafi. of sorts.

I feel like I’m supposed to write a kaddish for Qaddafi.  And I’m having a lot of trouble doing so. What I want to do is defend him somehow.  Say that he’s been maligned for decades. Tell you about the … Continue reading

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daily kaddish: for qaddafi

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Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi died today. Arab Autumn? Continue reading

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daily kaddish: el shehadah

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My business trip to Paris continued, and fortunately Mira bailed me out for a night by doing this recitation of the Muslim prayer “El Shehadah” and the Jewish Mourner’s prayer “Kaddish.” Continue reading

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daily kaddish: for qaddafi’s son, et al

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NATO airstrikes killed Qaddafi’s son and three grandchildren on Saturday night. I find the rebels’ stance (stances—let’s be realistic) compelling, but it’s not clear to me that Qaddafi’s dictatorship is the worst thing Libya has known.

What is clear to me is that there’s an awful lot of dying going on, and I don’t hear any music in that.
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daily kaddish: for those who die in bondage

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On Erev Pesach, a Kaddish for those who don’t escape bondage—for those who have died in bondage, recently and throughout history, and especially for those who have died in the recent uprisings in Egypt, Yemen, Libya, Tunisia… Continue reading

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daily kaddish: all that unrest in the Middle East

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When even a Middle East expert chains them all together like that, it’s no wonder I feel overwhelmed, and my problem is embarrassingly trivial next to the problems of all those people who are trying to live through all this. And then there are all those people who are not living through all this—who are dying in all this.

A Kaddish for all of them. Continue reading

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