A Daughter’s Kaddish review

A Daughter’s Kaddish: My Year of Grief, Devotion, and Healing by Sarah Birnbach

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I received an early copy of the book and I’m so glad I had an opportunity to read it and provide a review!
I am not Jewish and know very little of the religion and it’s traditions and practices, but Sarah does an excellent job of explaining everything so that you can understand the why’s of what she experienced during her year of Kaddish. I came away from the book with a better understanding of Judaism. Sarah is open and honest about her background, relationship with her family and the struggles she encountered to fulfill a promise to her father. It also helped me understand the reasoning of changing her name from Shelia (how I first knew her professionally) to Sarah.
This book is a reminder, no matter your faith or beliefs, to show honor to and remember those who have gone on to the great unknown.

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About alicrain

Wanderlust. Adventurer. Mom. Mentor. Change Agent. Crazy. Servant Leader. Citizen of the World These are all words that describe me - or have been used to describe me. There are many more but we won't get in to those. What is important to know is that at the age of 45, after having a successful career and raising a son, I decided I needed a new challenge and adventure in my life. So I joined the Peace Corps. Portions of this blog were written before this time and chronicle my life during graduate school (again, something I did in my 40s). During my service in Morocco (September 2016 - December 2018) I chronicled my daily life and all it entailed to live as an American female in another country. this is a place for me to capture random thoughts and share my life's journey
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