The recital of Kaddish by mourners is a quintessential part of the Jewish bereavement process. It is often an emotional journey. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Kaddish recital has often been challenging. Regional lockdowns, quarantine orders, and crowd-limiting measures have hampered the possibility of reciting Kaddish in the traditional forum. In this series, we will explore the various solutions to the conundrum and assess whether any of the solutions will survive the pandemic.
Episode 4: Proxy Kaddish
Description: What about subcontracting Kaddish, that is have another person recite Kaddish on your behalf? As we will see, this route was employed during COVID-19, but it is unlikely that it will be widely adopted beyond the pandemic.
Credits – This podcast series is a production of Pardes North America.
Rabbi Dr. Levi Cooper – Pardes Faculty and A Shot of Torah Podcast Host
Rabbi Adam Titcher – Executive Producer