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daily kaddish: christian emil

[powerpress] For Victoria’s grandfather, Christian Emil, for whom she got her middle name “Kris” (not short for anything).

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what is it about cemeteries?

Sometimes just going out to lunch or dinner with an ex isn’t just the pleasant experience you think it’s gonna be. We went to one of the places we usually go to. We ordered items congruent with who we each are at the moment. And instantly, the conversation turned to disease, dying, and death — […]

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daily kaddish: frida karolina

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daily kaddish (extra): matt’s mom

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daily kaddish: just the notes, ma’am

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gregorian chant, jesus fulfilling prophecy, and easy listening

Last Sunday’s “Kaddish” recording (kaddish_2010.12.19_veniEmmanuel) explores and tests how the nusach of “Kaddish” blends into Gregorian chant; see “a musicological view of kogan’s ‘kaddish’” and commentary passim for discussion. Historical analysis As I mentioned in the analysis, in Gregorian chant we see Catholic monks blending the Judeo- into the -Christian of the Judeo-Christian tradition. All […]

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daily kaddish: alive but not living

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daily kaddish: phyllis

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daily kaddish: hindy

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daily kaddish: the first christmas without those who are gone