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daily kaddish: our project’s yahrtzeit

This is the final daily podcast recording of “Kaddish” for the yearlong “kaddish in two-part harmony” project that Mira and I began a lunar year ago, on 7 November 2010.

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daily kaddish: on the eve of K2PH’s Yahrtzeit

Thoughts of our project’s beginnings brought my beloved Nanc to mind, and Mira’s Galina.

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daily kaddish: for mourning itself

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.

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daily kaddish: 44 more to go

Mira pointed out before we recorded the Kaddish tonight that we have forty-four more of these to go before completing our lunar year of them on 27 November 2011. We started on 7 November 2011.

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daily kaddish: on Mira’s dad’s birthday

Thank you, Mira, for tonight, and for joining me in this project. It’s an honor to be here with you. May the Tzaddik rest in peace.

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daily kaddish: Ruth Leavitt Kadish on her Yahrtzeit

Today, we gathered in Mira’s garden with Lori’s family and friends to say a final Kaddish together. Lori organized a simple remembrance, with each of us reading a short piece, Mira reciting Kaddish while I played Kogan’s “Kaddish,” and ultimately all of us reading the Kaddish together.

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Podcasts once again in hiatus for travel

Once again I’m likely to have some trouble keeping the daily podcast posts timely while I’m traveling in Asia. I’ll continue making the daily recordings on the day, with days defined by local time, but transferring iTalk recordings from iPad or iPhone to my work Dell and then dealing with Audacity to process mp3s and […]

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daily kaddish: just another day in our year

Mira and I have been talking backstage about the themes in the daily Kaddish. Sometimes I ask her, “What should today’s Kaddish be about?” or a variation of that question, because there’s just nobody or nothing specific I have in mind.

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the red kaddish walking tour

SUNDAY, MAY 15 • 2PM Red Kaddish Walking Tour The stories and voices of past Jewish and Russian radicals come to life on this combination walking tour/performance art piece visiting sites of political radicalism of 19th-century Lower East Side. Fiks maps the Lower East Side of Emma Goldman via writings by Russian anarchist Pyotr Kropotkin, Abraham Cahan’s via Russian revolutionary […]

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on making the “two-part harmony” live, in person

Since Mira and I first met in person several weeks ago, we’ve been planning to start doing Kaddish recordings together occasionally—to start emphasizing the “two-part harmony” of our project title. We released our first collaborative recording last night in daily kaddish: for all the foster children who don’t quite make it.