Living a Year of Kaddish: A Memoir (Paperback)

A Memoir

By Ari Goldman

Schocken Books Inc, 9780805211313, 214pp.

Publication Date: May 9, 2006



Ari Goldman's exploration of the emotional and spiritual aspects of spending a year in mourning for his father will resonate with anyone who has lost a loved one, as he describes how this year affected him as a son, husband, father, and member of his community. Through the daily recitation of kaddish, Goldman discovered that he could connect with and honor his father and his mother in a way that he could not always do during their lifetimes. And in his daily synagogue attendance, he found his fellow worshipers to be an unexpected source of strength, wisdom, and comfort.

About the Author

Ari L. Goldman is a professor at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism and was a reporter for The New York Times from 1973 to 1993. He lives in New York City with his wife and children.