Saying Kaddish in the 21st Century: Ancient Wisdom in Modern Times



Saying Kaddish in the 21st Century: Ancient Wisdom in Modern Times







Saying Kaddish in the 21st Century: Ancient Wisdom in Modern Times
Presented by Anita Diamant
Wednesday, October 24, 6:00 – 7:30 pm
NEHGS Library and Archives, 99-101 Newbury Street, Boston
Cost: $20; Talk with reception to follow


Jewish ritual and custom are a wise, compassionate pathway through the pain and darkness of caring for the dying, burying the dead, mourning, and comforting the bereaved. Join author Anita Diamant as she explores how the time-honored ritual of saying Kaddish can be a meaningful source of comfort in the 21st century. Reception to follow. In connection with the exhibit, Memorials and Mourning: Material Expressions of Grief, on display at New England Historic Genealogical Society now through November 16.

About the Author

Anita Diamant is the author of twelve books. Her first novel, New York Times bestseller, The Red Tent, has been published in more than 25 countries. Winner of the 2001 Booksense Book of the Year Award, it was adapted into a two-part miniseries by Lifetime TV. Her other bestselling novels include Good Harbor, The Last Days of Dogtown, Day after Night, and The Boston Girl.

Diamant has also published a collection of essays, "Pitching My Tent," and six non-fiction guides to contemporary Jewish life: The Jewish Wedding Now, The Jewish Baby Book, Living a Jewish Life, Choosing a Jewish Life, How to Raise a Jewish Child and Saying Kaddish. An award-winning journalist, her articles have appeared in the Boston Globe Magazine, Real Simple, Parenting Magazine, Hadassah, Reform Judaism, Boston Magazine and Yankee Magazine.

Anita Diamant is the founding president of Mayyim Hayyim: Living Waters Community Mikveh, a 21st century reinvention of the ritual bath as a place for exploring ancient traditions and enriching contemporary Jewish life.