daily kaddish: el shehadah


My business trip to Paris continued, and fortunately Mira bailed me out for a night by doing this recitation of the Muslim prayer “El Shehadah” and the Jewish Mourner’s prayer “Kaddish.” She was thinking about all the unrest in North Africa that’s filled the headlines lately.

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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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2 Responses to daily kaddish: el shehadah

  1. mira says:

    Glad I could help. It was a bit daunting recording the Shehedah, but I really wanted to, and it felt good. I’m working up to reciting the entire Fatiheh, but I’m not ready yet. But I still have to think about why reciting the Shehedah feels so good, and I still struggle with the kaddish…

    • erin says:


      Perhaps you could tell us about the El Shehadah? It’s not particularly amenable to Googling—yes, I tried—and I’m probably not the only one who would like to understand better what we’re hearing.

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