"This jewel of a memoir explores the paradox of mourning for an observant Jew. It is a time of piercing aloneness and yet of fortifying community, the community of fellow worshippers saying kaddish. With tenderness and honesty, Ari Goldman brings the reader, too, inside that circle of loss and resilience."
–Samuel G. Freedman, author of Jew vs. Jew
"Ari Goldman has written a loving tribute to the faith he shared with his father and to its power to heal the wound of bereavement." –Rabbi Harold S. Kushner, author of When Bad Things Happen to Good People
“A brave and comforting book about losing your parents and finding yourself and your community. Goldman’s chronicle of his year of kaddish is a fine companion while recovering from loss.”
—Stephen Fried, author of The New Rabbi: A Congregation Searches for Its Leader