Monthly Archives: May 2011

daily kaddish: for nona and grandpa

A Kaddish for Mira’s Nona and Grandpa. Continue reading

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daily kaddish: for the ruptured raptor rapture

My sister-in-law Jen suggested a Kaddish for the rapture that didn’t happen on Saturday. Continue reading

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the doors

I live for the doors. I wait for them. It’s an exercise in great patience. Endurance even. First off, however, this is not a post about Jim Morrison. Though it could be. He walked through these doors as well. So. … Continue reading

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daily kaddish: turbo kaddish

Today has been one of those frenetic, multi-tasking kind of days, as I try to get a zillion business and personal things done before rushing off to a gig. I figured the Kaddish might as well match the rest of the day. Continue reading

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a kaddish for captain jack sparrow

Okay. So. Another Pirates of the Caribbean came out today. And I had absolutely no plans to see it. But we happened to be in the neighborhood, and there wasn’t a line, and there were plenty of tickets, and the … Continue reading

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daily kaddish: gud shabbes

Coming at the end of a long, hard week, this is a “Gud shabbes!” Kaddish in the “TGIF!” sense of it. Continue reading

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daily kaddish: the sadness of hard decisions

Tonight’s Kaddish expresses the grief and indescribable sadness of reaching a wrenching decision—when no amount of certainty can ease any of the pain. Continue reading

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daily kaddish: for Phil Zahorsky

The Bay Area lost a great trombone player and human being today. Philip Charles Zahorsky died in his sleep this morning after a long battle with cancer. May he rest in peace. Continue reading

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daily kaddish: for calvin smith

A kaddish for the esteemed horn soloist, chamber musician, and pedagogue Calvin Smith, who was my first horn teacher. Continue reading

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daily kaddish: for nanc, the day after her yahrtzeit

For the first time since we started this project, I felt for myself the gratitude (in this case to Mira) that others have told us about when we’ve recorded Kaddishim for their lost loved ones. Continue reading

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