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Publication Date: January 2005

Publisher(s): Rabbinical Council of America

Author(s): Eugene B. Borowitz

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Calendars, special days, and ceremonies)

Keywords: American Jews; Religion; Jewish Text

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


The author presents some personal thoughts as he concluded a year of personal mourning. This thoughts center on three themes: the condolence messages he received, what kaddish meant to him, and his reaction to the ritual consolatory phrase, Hamakom y'nachem etchem.