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The Finkler Question Chapter Summary & Analysis - Epilogue Summary

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Epilogue Summary

Since Libor has no children, Hephzibah and Sam decide to say the Kaddish for him. Julian is not allowed to recite the Kaddish, the Jewish prayer for the dead, since he is a Gentile. Since Hephzibah is not a synagogue person, she prays at home, praying and crying for Libor and Julian. She is pained by the finality of her separation from Julian because she does not know if he was ever there for her to feel separated from. It is less convenient but more straightforward for Sam. He goes to the nearest synagogue and says the Kaddish three times each day. The beauty of the Kaddish is that it is so all-embracing that he can simultaneously mourn as many dead as he wants, including Tyler, Libor and it might as well be all Jewish people. Sam even mourns for Julian who is alive and well and...

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