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  Kaddish -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Kaddish (קדיש) is a collective term, used to refer to a number of different but related prayers in (The monotheistic religion of the Jews having its spiritual and ethical principles embodied chiefly in the Torah and in the Talmud) Judaism, although by itself, the term is often used to refer specifically to "The Mourner's Kaddish".
The central theme of the Kaddish is the magnification and sanctification of (The supernatural being conceived as the perfect and omnipotent and omniscient originator and ruler of the universe; the object of worship in monotheistic religions) God's name.
Most of the Kaddish is written in (A Semitic language originally of the ancient Arameans but still spoken by other people in southwestern Asia) Aramaic, which at the time of the original Kaddish's composition, was the (A common language used by speakers of different languages) lingua franca of the Jewish people.
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 Kaddish - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In the liturgy, the Kaddish is used functionally as a separator between various sections of the service, and there are several versions, for example, the Chatzi Kaddish (חצי קדיש, "Half Kaddish,") Kaddish Yatom (קדיש אבלים, "Mourner's Kaddish,") and the Kaddish Shalem (קדיש שלם, "Complete" or "Whole Kaddish").
The term "Kaddish" is often used to refer specifically to "The Mourner's Kaddish," said as part of the mourning rituals in Judaism in all prayer services as well as well as at funerals and memorials.
The most well known form is the "Mourner's Kaddish", said at all prayer services, as well as at funerals and memorials.
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 The Arion Press Catalogue:"Kaddish, White Shroud,and Black Shroud"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Kaddish, White Shroud, and Black Shroud by Allen Ginsberg, with an introduction by Helen Vendler and lithograph portraits of the poet and his mother by R. Kitaj, 1992.
The long poem "Kaddish" is considered his masterpiece.
Two other poems, "White Shroud" and "Black Shroud", are included for their further recollections, dreams, and reincarnations of the departed mother.
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 Kaddish (poem) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Kaddish is a poem by Beat writer Allen Ginsberg about the death of his mother.
The title Kaddish refers to the mourning ritual in Judaism.
This long poem was Ginsberg's attempt to mourn his mother but also reflects his sense of loss at his estrangement from his born religion.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Kaddish_(poem)   (95 words)

 Clearance sale on Kaddish and Other Poems : 1958-1960 (City Lights Pocket Poets Series)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
"Kaddish" is Ginsberg's memorable and moving autobiographical poem about his mentally ill mother and his troubled relationship with her.
This long poem is a sort of elegy written after his mother's death, and after recounting his feelings and incidents in her life, he gives his farewell.
At the end of the poem and in the begining, Ginsberg is dweling with the question of the death of his mother.
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 Ari Goldman explains the meaning of kaddish, Judaism's prayer of mourning. -- Beliefnet.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Kaddish, an Aramaic poem that praises God, is one of the oldest parts of the synagogue liturgy.
The central lines of kaddish are mentioned in the Talmud, which was written and edited in the third to the sixth centuries.
The early rabbinic sources show kaddish associated with the study of sacred texts--it was said at the conclusion of Torah study-but by the Middle Ages, it became linked with mourning.
www.beliefnet.com /story/136/story_13669_1.html   (513 words)

 Jewish Renewal Programs / Special Culture Events / KADDISH PREMJERE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Kaddish: Jewish prayer of mourners, recited after the death of a parent or close relative.
The life of Janush Korchak, a great educator, his attempt to preserve the orphanage in Warsaw ghetto during three years of Nazi occupation, and his choice to willingly share his children's destiny in the gas chamber of a concentration camp is the focus of this extraordinary premiere of 2001.
The play is composed of the interaction between Korchak's diary entries and the Kaddish poem by Alexander Galich.
www.jdc.dp.ua /renewal/events/kaddish/index.phtml   (480 words)

 Strange Prophecies Anew
And then, there's a summary of Kaddish itself, beginning with the somewhat beautiful pastoral, sunlit walk through Manhattan, which is an urban prophecy of apocalypse, to the end of the "proem" section with its revision of the Aramaic Kaddish for the dead.
In Kaddish, for example, are lines that address God (traditional Orthodox prayer) and twists of Buddhist nirvana and reference, which produce a sort of artistic representative or interpretative--or at least visionary--waylay.
Close readings of these poems and their contexts in Strange Prophecies Anew enliven critical understanding of the scope of Blake's influence on the twentieth century, the depth of H.D.'s feminist synthesis of religion and history, and the deftness of Ginsberg's engagement with his cultural moment.
www.jackmagazine.com /issue7/kaddish.html   (909 words)

 LitKicks: Kaddish
He missed the funeral, and later learned that the Kaddish, or Jewish prayer for the dead, had not been read because too few men had been present (according to traditional Jewish law, at least ten men, a minyan, must be present for certain services to be performed).
After telling the story, the poem begins to turn into an incantation, a form that had provided the framework for 'Howl' and also fit into the concept of this poem as a Jewish prayer.
Two later Ginsberg's poems about his mother appear in his 1986 collection 'White Shroud.' The title poem presents a dream vision of his mother in which Allen finds the kind of peace that had not been possible in reality.
www.litkicks.com /Poems/Kaddish.html   (2042 words)

 Kaddish (poem) -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Kaddish is a poem by (A stroke or blow) Beat writer (United States poet of the beat generation (1926-1997)) Allen Ginsberg about the death of his mother.
It was published by (Click link for more info and facts about City Lights Books) City Lights Books in 1961 as the lead in the collection Kaddish and other poems, 1958-1960.
The title (Click link for more info and facts about Kaddish) Kaddish refers to the mourning ritual in (The monotheistic religion of the Jews having its spiritual and ethical principles embodied chiefly in the Torah and in the Talmud) Judaism.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/k/ka/kaddish_(poem).htm   (130 words)

 kaddish   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Kaddish is a poem Ginsberg wrote about his mother's death/mental illness while in a drug induced state.
Because this poem is so long I am unable to display it all (as I can't do with Howl either) but I wish everyone would get the chance to read it.
This poem is allen Ginsberg because this is a poem Allen wrote for himself to deal with something very traumatic in his life.
www.louisville.edu /~sehill01/kaddish.html   (401 words)

 Free Essays on Howl & Kaddish By Allen Ginsberg
The theme of the poem is given in the first part: it is one of question, seeing the things going on and hoping things get better.
The second part of the poem is perhaps the hardest to interpret and certainly the longest.
The last section of the poem is a continuation of the litany of the fourth part only it has Ginsberg playing the part of a bird.
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 Allen Ginsberg - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ginsberg was born on June 3, 1926 in Paterson, New Jersey, son of high school teacher and fairly well-known poet Louis Ginsberg and Naomi Levy Ginsberg.
The trip disturbed Ginsberg and he later described it, along with his relationship with his mother, in his long autobiographical poem Kaddish for Naomi Ginsberg (1894-1956).
The ban became a cause célèbre among defenders of the First Amendment, and was later lifted after judge Clayton W. Horn, declared the poem to possess redeeming social importance.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Allen_Ginsberg   (890 words)

 Beat Talk Six
She is the topic of Ginsberg's famous poem, "Kaddish." The Kaddish is a Jewish funeral lament, a mourner's prayer.
"Kaddish" depicts Ginsberg's turbulent and tragic relationship with his mother as she slowly went insane.
Many critics and academics and poets were astounded at the poem, and all knew Ginsberg was breaking language taboos in the conservative fifties.
www.libarts.ucok.edu /english/faculty/hochenauer/kurtonline/beattalksix.html   (1081 words)

 Kaddish for My Father (Preview)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Passionate and lyrical, Scheier writes of her father's horrifying childhood in pogrom-torn Europe, her years of conflict with him, and the peace they came to in the time before he died.
These poems pulse with a beautiful intensity and clarity—her meditations on death and the mourner's entry into the land of ghosts and ancestors are haunting, while those which focus on how the world reacted to her father's illness and death are written with heartbreaking honesty.
Scheier's Kaddish for My Father was inspired by Allen Ginsberg's landmark Kaddish, and also by the Kaballah, the texts of mystical Judaism.
www.ecwpress.com /books/kaddish.htm   (345 words)

 Kaddish (poem) from LiveJournal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Her life is the subject of Ginsberg's poem 'Kaddish', which is considered among his greatest achievements.
The poem was written in one 40-hour session as a compensation of her funeral service, where weren't enough male mourners present for the rabbi...
kaddish for an ant broken drum machine for a mouth, it cycles, echoing thru the vagabond halls yellow pine staircases littered with bones.
www.ljseek.com /search/Kaddish%20(poem)   (811 words)

 American Masters . Allen Ginsberg | PBS
llen Ginsberg, the visionary poet and founding father of the Beat generation inspired the American counterculture of the second half of the 20th century with groundbreaking poems such as "Howl" and "Kaddish." Among the avant-garde he was considered a spiritual and sexually liberated ambassador for tolerance and enlightenment.
In "Howl" and his other poems, however, one could hear a true voice of the time, unencumbered by what the Beats saw as outdated forms and meaningless grammatical rules.
"Kaddish, And Other Poems," often considered Ginsberg’s greatest work, dealt again with a deep despair and addressed Ginsberg’s closeness with his mother while she was hospitalized and fighting insanity.
www.pbs.org /wnet/americanmasters/database/ginsberg_a.html   (853 words)

 Allen Ginsberg
Her life is the subject of Ginsberg's poem Kaddish, which is considered among the author's greatest achievements.
The poem was written in one 40-hour session as a compensation of her funeral service, where there weren't enough male mourners present for the rabbi to read the funeral elegy, the kaddish.
Among his major collections in the 1960s are Kaddish and Other Poems (1961), Reality Sandwiches (1963), which includes "The Green Automobile," a fantasy about Neal Cassidy, and Planet News (1968), echoing the anti-war demonstrations and 1960s radicalism.
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 irving layton poem kaddish at Cash for Poems and Poetry   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
A children's poem written from the viewpoint of Adolf Hitler, should be withdrawn, an MP says.
Nov 9: The education secretary, Ruth Kelly, was today called upon by an MP to force the withdrawal from an anthology of a poem for schoolchildren written from the viewpoint of Adolf Hitler.
A poem to my mother was made into a plaque as well, which I gave her for Mothers Day.
www.cash-for-poems-and-poetry.info /poem/irving-layton-poem-kaddish.php   (1308 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Kaddish and Other Poems (Pocket Poets S.): Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
His viscious incitement of his country in the poem America is enormously affecting and the title piece epic and dazzling in it's original use of spontaneous prose.
Yet in the poem Kaddish i this becomes entirely appropriate as it regards his mother Naomi who spent her years during his childhood in and out of mental hospital.
It is written in the style of rapturous, nightmare epitaph, Kaddish being a jewish hymn traditionally sung at funerals.
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From Williams, mostly how to write in my own language—how to write the way I speak rather than the way I think a poem ought to be written—to write just the way it comes to me, in my own speech, utilizing the rhythms of speech rather than any kind of metrical concept.
I learned, probably, about verse from Pound—how a poem should be made, what a poem ought to look like—some little inkling.
I couldn’t have written that poem "Kaddish," for instance.
www.english.uiuc.edu /Maps/poets/a_f/baraka/interviews.htm   (878 words)

A brief survey of a siddur reveals that the Kaddish is used functionally as a separator between various sections of the service.
The 's mentions a fifth type of Kaddish, called "Kaddish Yachid", or "Individual's Kaddish".
Chatzi Kaddish consists of sections (a) thru (h).
www.brainyencyclopedia.com /encyclopedia/k/ka/kaddish.html   (486 words)

 FIRST AMENDMENT COMMENTARY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
He read from "Kaddish" the poem-prayer that dealt with his mother's death and her years in a mental institution.
Although it is seldom noted, in later years there was always a spiritual dimension to Ginsberg's readings, whether from his meditation poems or the Blake poems he sang.
When he ended the poem, there was a deep silence of recognition.
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 Kaddish (poem) - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Kaddish (poem) - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
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 19th Century   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Aguilar is the first Anglo Jew to write "midrashic" poems about Hebrew characters and was also among the first to jump the boundaries of Victorian women's "domestic sphere" to write politically relevant stories.
Well known for her poem "The New Colossus" written to aid the Bartholdi Pedestal Fund and selected as the immortal words at the base of the Statue of Liberty, Emma Lazarus' transformation as a supporter of Jewish nationalist aspirations in Palestine is less publicized.
These poems were written by the Jewish poet Minna Neuer who was originally from St. Louis but later made homes in both Washington D.C. and Philadelphia.
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 Chanukah Songs, Hanukkah and Maoz Tzur
Shenei Zeitim is a liturgical poem or piyut which is said on the first Shabbat of Chanukah.
This poem is a fervent prayer for the re-establishment of Zion, the Sanctuary, and the priestly service.
The Dutch Nusach also has a specific kaddish tune for Chanukah, that is based on, but not identical to the German Maoz Tzur melody.
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 TASMC Colloquium Series 1999 - 2000
His lecture was titled, "Unorthodox Alterities: Allen Ginsberg's Poem 'Kaddish' and Leonard Bernsteing's Symphony No. 3, 'Kaddish'." His abstract is below.
For both Ginsberg and Bernstein, writing and composing before the advent of an organized Gay liberation or Gay rights movement, the Kaddish provided a means to affirm alternative identities, or "unorthodox alerities," in opposition to prevailing cultural norms and yet still Jewish.
Re-hearing and re-reading their "Kaddishes" in the context of recent gay and feminist contributions to Jewish thought reveals new layers of liberatory potential among their often-bitter echoes of the past.
web.utk.edu /~tasmc/colloquium99-00.html   (437 words)

 Online Knowledge Explorer/Encyclopedia Americana   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
His tireless travels took him from Communist Prague, where he was expelled by the authorities after students crowned him "King of the May" for their spring celebrations, to Varanasi, India, where he lived with his companion Peter Orlovsky in poverty for a year while he studied and wrote.
Ginsberg's mother, Naomi, had immigrated to the United States from Russia, and as a young woman she was a political idealist who became a member of the Communist party.
Throughout Ginsberg's early life she was repeatedly hospitalized for mental illness, and his efforts to rescue her from her frightening episodes of insanity left a shadow of despair on his writing, which he was finally able to express in his magnificent long poem Kaddish, written shortly after her death in an asylum in 1956.
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 Allen Ginsberg --  Encyclopædia Britannica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Allen Ginsberg's mother, whom he mourned in his long poem Kaddish (1961), was confined for years in a mental hospital.
April 5, 1997, New York, N.Y.), was the poet laureate of the cultural movement in the 1950s whose members were known as the Beat Generation, disaffected antiestablishment writers whose lifestyle embraced alienation, nonconformity, and, often, drug use.
He was the poet of the “beat generation.” When Allen Ginsberg read his long and rambling poem ‘Howl' in 1955 at the University of California in Berkeley, it became a favorite of the youth underground and of avant-garde, or untraditional and experimental, writers and artists.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9036871?tocId=9036871   (739 words)

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