- Paperback: 102 pages
- ISBN-10: 0578093081
- ISBN-13: 978-0578093086
- Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 8.4 x 0.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,164,078 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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A Daughter's Recitation of Mourner's Kaddish (Ta Shma, Come and Learn: The Halakhic Source Guide Series) Paperback – 2011
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This book provides desperately needed guidance on an emotionally sensitive issue. And it does so in a wonderfully accessible way. Readers unfamiliar with traditional Jewish learning will find this study guide a welcome entrance point. The book provides sources in the original Hebrew side by side with readable English translations, dates, and explanations for the beginner. Conversely, scholars will be pleased by the level of the discourse, the fine Hebrew footnotes, and the range of sources presented from across the spectrum.
Most importantly, as marketed, the book really is a source guide. Rather than summarize the sources according to the author's predisposed Orthodox feminist perspective, she cites the sources in full so that the reader can learn the sources herself and come to her own independent conclusions.
Readers looking to justify their decision to say kaddish for a loved one will certainly find support for the decision generally, as well as sources to help them with the complex details of how: in the home vs. synagogue, out loud vs. quietly, alone or only when accompanied by a man, etc. Rabbis and scholars interested in a less biased study will find the neat collection of the full range of sources an invaluable study aid.