kaddish.com
 
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2, 784 souls served

We’re a group of deeply committed students at a yeshiva based in the Holy City. If, for whatever reason, you are unable to say the Mourner’s Prayer, we are happy to take on this very important task.

We’re sorry for your loss.

—The kaddish.com Team*

Services

 

Upon submitting your application, the site’s administrator will create a profile to circulate among the available students, finding the perfect match for the fallen.

One of our students will be available to start praying immediately upon receipt of payment.*

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Extras

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You can upgrade your bereavement package at any time, for an additional fee, with extra Torah study dedicated to the deceased or the lighting of a yahrzeit candle.*

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kaddish.com: a novel

ON SALE: March 26, 2019 | Hardcover | 224 pages | ISBN: 9781524732752

 
 

The celebrated Pulitzer finalist and prize-winning author of Dinner at the Center of the Earth and What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank delivers his best work yet, a streamlined comic masterpiece about a son’s failure to say Kaddish for his father.

Larry is the secular son in a family of Orthodox Brooklyn Jews. When his father dies, it’s his responsibility to recite the Kaddish, the Jewish prayer for the dead, every day for eleven months. To the horror and dismay of his sister, Larry refuses—imperiling the fate of his father’s soul. To appease her, Larry hatches an ingenious if cynical plan, hiring a stranger through a website called kaddish.com to recite the prayer and shepherd his father’s soul safely to rest.

Sharp, irreverent, hilarious, and wholly irresistible, Englander’s tale of a son who makes a diabolical compromise ingeniously captures the tensions between tradition and modernity—a book to be devoured in a single sitting whose pleasures and provocations will be savored long after.

 
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The Author

NATHAN ENGLANDER is the author is the author of the story collections For the Relief of Unbearable Urges, an international best seller, and What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank, and the novels The Ministry of Special Cases and Dinner at the Center of the Earth.  His books have been translated into twenty-two languages, and he is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, a PEN/Malamud Award, the Frank O'Connor Award, the Sue Kaufman Prize from the American Academy of Arts & Letters and was a Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2013. His play The Twenty-Seventh Man premiered at the Public Theater in 2012. He is Distinguished Writer in Residence at New York University and lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife and daughter.His newest novel, kaddish.com is out March 2019.

Testimonials

Englander is mischievously hilarious, nightmarish, suspenseful, inquisitive, and deliriously tender in this concentrated tale of tradition and improvisation, faith and love.
— Booklist
[An] excellent comic dissection of Jewish-American life...This novel reads like Chaim Potok filtered through the sensibility of Mel Brooks. Englander writes cogently about Jewish-American assimilation, and, in his practiced hands, he makes Shuli’s journey, both outer and inner, a simultaneously humorous and deeply moving one.
— Publishers Weekly