Prayers on the death of a father.
“We pray sincerely for America and the ideals of democracy and freedom that are here enshrined.”
Accompanied by a master player of the santur.
Some reflections on solitary prayer and mixed-sex seating.
Not an expression of indignity, but of commitment to being an agent of the divine will.
When ancient practices for honoring the dead become a threat to the living.
And how it enriches other realms of life.
An illuminated manuscript reflecting the Roman Jewish rite.
Feelings of awe, and dependence on God, are not the same as devotion.
Agnon or Herzog?