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daily kaddish: for mourning itself

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Mira said it really well—our yearlong project of mourning together in this “kaddish in two-part harmony” project has done the job. It has worked so well that we both feel good and done with mourning itself. Our grief is replaced with happiness, and there are moments when that feels—well, sad. Continue reading

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a mourning mourning morning

At a certain point, I suppose, I just got sick of the whole damned enterprise. And that was the time to step back and write a paper about our process. Which we did. And presented at the Annual Meetings of … Continue reading

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daily kaddish: rituals backstage—a kaddish for cynicism

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Live performance together is a privilege for us performers. Don’t let anyone’s exhausted cynicism about the indeed-challenging business of the performing arts tell you otherwise. Continue reading

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daily kaddish: because it’s what we do

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Today’s Kaddish is another whose only theme, really, is that this is what we do during our year. Continue reading

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daily kaddish: at 1am

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Once again a statistical software conference pushes my Kaddish duties into the wee hours. Continue reading

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daily kaddish: at 2am

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Sometimes keeping up the daily ritual is a royal pain.
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almighty one, rebbe zero — 1.1.3 —

The third daughter of the rebbe tended to be called (affectionately) Vavah.  It was one of those perhaps unfortunate infant names conferred upon her at long-last, after her sainted mother claimed to have witnessed her utter those long-awaited first sounds, … Continue reading

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daily kaddish: soothing?

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I decided to try to play Kogan’s “Kaddish” in a soothing style. Continue reading

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daily kaddish: for kirstin, in music

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Recently an acquaintance of mine died, ridiculously young.
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daily kaddish: for kirstin, in words

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I asked Mira to record text for a Kaddish for an acquaintance of mine who died ridiculously young, Kirstin Paisley. I’ll write more about her tomorrow. Continue reading

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