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daily kaddish: Malkah’s occultation

A response to Mira’s latest essay.


A response to Mira’s latest essay. Kjersti joins the collaboration again for the first time in a while.

By erin

Erin Vang, PMP, BMus, MMus, is Owner and Principal Pragmatist of the consultancy Global Pragmatica LLC®, offering custom JMP scripting, localization program management, and facilitative leadership services. She is also an orchestral horn player who freelances in the San Francisco Bay Area and plays assorted brass for the celebrated dance bands Midnight Smørgåsbord and contraPtion. More about Erin…

2 replies on “daily kaddish: Malkah’s occultation”

Okay, you made me cry. First of course at how many mistakes I made in reciting my Kaddish. Second at the honor of Kjersti Energy Child joining us. And third, of course, with that beautiful דודי לי which I did not expect. Nice and slow, the way Malkah would like it, mending the heartbreaks of the world. A kaddish for Malkah’s occultation, indeed. Thank you, 5x over.

Note that Kjersti joined you first, in your solo recording session of the text. We hear her nails going clickety-clack through the studio during most of the take. In the pauses I’ve inserted between passages of your text, the sudden absence of her nails clickety-clacking through the Kaddish are as noticeable to me as anything I’m doing on the horn.

And then she joined me later in the studio when I was playing horn. She had to! It’s become a family affair again.

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