The Mourner’s Kaddish prayer is one of the most important prayers in the Jewish religion. It’s a prayer of contradictions – spoken in the vernacular language of Aramaic, but addressing the highest holiness; said to honor death, but praising life. In this autobiographical comic I tell the story of Kaddish’s presence in my life and how its effect and meaning has changed for me over the years: from experiencing antisemitism in the world around me to honoring my family members, a 2,000+ year old prayer has created unexpected connections.
4 pages. Originally made for the Death issue of the Dirty Diamonds Anthology. No cursing or violence. All age appropriate, although the topic is a heavy one and might need some guidance for younger kids.