Generally most people stand up to say and to respond to kaddish; why do we do this? Is there anyone with a minhag to sit for either saying or responding to kaddish and the reason behind doing so?
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The Kitzur Shulchan Aruch in 15:6 states:
The Sefardim seem to sit for any Kaddish which catches them sitting, even if they have to stand immediately afterwards. Ashkenazim tend to stand for every Kaddish.