Dad wrote this remembrance of his mother on her Yahrtzeit in an email to the family last week, and he agreed with my suggestion to post it here.
Today, we gathered in Mira’s garden with Lori’s family and friends to say a final Kaddish together. Lori organized a simple remembrance, with each of us reading a short piece, Mira reciting Kaddish while I played Kogan’s “Kaddish,” and ultimately all of us reading the Kaddish together.
On the eve of Tina Wuelfing Cargile’s yahrtzeit, I remember my late collaborator.
I whined to Mira, “Oh, shit, I have to make a Kaddish, what a bummer.” She looked at me in horror and said, “Well, then you don’t get to do it.”
Well, you just have to read Mira’s post about it. How could the shikse resist?
So. The moshiach died on this day. He actually died on June 12, 1994 — but that’s the wrong calendar. On the Jewish calendar, it was 3 Tammuz, 5754. Which this year works out to July 5th — today. I got an invite from Chabad of the East Bay to come to their Farbrengen and […]
The “kaddish in two-part harmony” project takes Lev Kogan’s “Kaddish” for solo horn as its musical focal point. Kogan died on this day in 2007.
Today is Nancy Ring’s Yahrtzeit. She died at home after a long struggle with ovarian cancer.
Today is Candy Pants’ Yahrtzeit, but we’re going to have to mark that tomorrow—I’m in too much pain from nose surgery today, which is oddly fitting.
Recent recordings have included Kaddishim for Elizabeth Edwards, Mark de Lemos, human rights, lost innocence, Terry Dobson, Bob LaBrie and microtonal, jazz, and lullaby interpretations.