‘Jeopardy!’ host Mayim Bialik on mourning her late father
How could I honor my father’s memory without denying how I felt about him? A ‘Yizkor’ prayer helped me find a way.
Saying kaddish for my father brought me into many minyans where I was the center of attention—even when I yearned for anonymity
When I wanted to say kaddish for my mother, I found that my options as a woman were limited—and less than welcoming
After my child died, I reconnected with God through prayer—which is the point of Kaddish, on both sides of the mechitza
In a cemetery thousands of miles away, an unexpected host helped me reconnect with my lost friend
Mourning for my mother saw me through anger, doubt, and numbness—and brought me closer to her