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Today on Tablet
On Yom Kippur, a day of remembrance, offering a blessing for the life and death of books
My father would chant Torah on Rosh Hashanah’s second day—the binding of Isaac. The holiday reminds me of him and his beloved Mahler symphonies.
The grand legacy of Yizkor books
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