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Leon Charney

Leon Charney is a lawyer, author, broadcaster and former advisor to statesmen such as President Jimmy Carter, Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and President Ezer Weizman. Born to an immigrant family, Charney worked his way through Yeshiva University and Brooklyn Law School. He is the author of four books, Special Council, Spy for Peace, The Charney Report: Confronting the Arab-Israeli Conflict, and The Mystery of the Kaddish.
Mystery of the Kaddish

Three times a day for eleven months, the bereaved say the Kaddish, glorifying God and celebrating life, never once alluding to death. Leon Charney and Naftali Brawer discussed what this essential prayer tells us about life and death in Judaism.