The Mystery of the Kaddish:

Its Profound Influence on Judaism
by Leon H. Charney and Saul Mayzlish

January 2007 | $22.95 | Hardcover | ISBN: 978-1-56980-300-4

The Kaddish is considered by millions to be a special prayer one recites for the dead. It isn't. This mystical ritual was created during the Crusades as an homage to God. Those who have lost a loved one and recite the prayer faithfully on fifty-two Friday nights may have wondered why there is no place in the prayer for the name of the lost loved one. This book contains much new information as it traces the evolution of the Kaddish. It will have a ready market with Jews, religious and secular, as well as people who are interested in the history of religion.