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BOOK TALK: “KADDISH.COM” by Nathan Englander

August 20, 2019 @ 7:30 PM
Members' home in Leslie/Cummer area, North York
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Non-members welcome: $15
Join Rabbi Denise for a fascinating book talk on “”

Nathan Englander, celebrated Pulitzer finalist and prize-winning author, delivers his best work yet—a streamlined comic masterpiece about a son’s failure to say Kaddish for his father.

Larry is an atheist in a family of Orthodox 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 to recite the prayer and shepherd his father’s soul safely to rest.

Sharp, irreverent, hilarious, and wholly irresistible, Englander’s tale ingeniously captures the tensions between the religious and secular worlds—a book to be devoured in a single sitting whose pleasures and provocations will be savored long after.

Bring your friends, too — non-members welcome: $15

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