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Book Circle: Kaddish.com

Saturday, November 28, 2020 12 Kislev 5781

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 
Join Kol Ami's monthly book circle, led by temple members Dr. Jane Drucker & David Glickman will meet again Saturday November 28 at 4:00 PM, for discussion followed by Havdalah. You can join this lively discussion circle whether or not you've read the book—all are welcome! This month, they may or may not be discussing the novel Kaddish.com, by Nathan Englander.

When his father dies, it falls to Larry—the secular son in a family of Orthodox Brooklyn Jews—to recite the Kaddish, the Jewish prayer for the dead, every day for eleven months. But to the horror and dismay of his sister, Larry refuses, imperiling the fate of his father’s soul. To appease her, he hires a stranger through a website called kaddish.com to say the prayer instead—a decision that will have profound, and very personal, repercussions. Irreverent, hilarious, and wholly irresistible, Nathan Englander’s tale of a son who makes a diabolical compromise brilliantly captures the tensions between tradition and modernity.
 
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