daily kaddish: for really bad books


I stopped by Mira’s house after work to help with some computer problems. I didn’t have any instruments along—just a Dell laptop from my client—and it became clear that I would not be getting home at an reasonable enough to record a Kaddish, so Mira and I recorded a text Kaddish together using GarageBand on her Mac.

It seems appropriate to me that an audio response to Mira’s kaddish for really bad books ended up displaying really bad reading from me. Even reading the transliteration under the Hebrew characters in Mira’s son Michael’s tsiddur was a bit much for me to handle. We both made some errors—especially me—and couldn’t help laughing in a few places as we took turns stumbling over the words.

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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…
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1 Response to daily kaddish: for really bad books

  1. mira says:

    Feels like I’m just never going to be fluent in Kaddish. Maybe that’s a good thing. Still — it’s jarring to hear the stumbles. Islam has an excellent attitude toward this: Allahu-wehdu— only God— meaning that God alone does perfection, and the rest of us just bumble around imperfectly.

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