There are some versions that have it with "Vikarev Mishichei" following the "Viyamlich Malchuse", and that seems to mean that the Kaddish is a prayer for Moshiach(?)

myJewishLearning.com it has without the Moshiach part, as follows:

יִתְגַּדַּל וְיִתְקַדַּשׁ שְׁמֵהּ רַבָּא. בְּעָלְמָא דִּי בְרָא כִרְעוּתֵהּ וְיַמְלִיךְ מַלְכוּתֵהּ בְּחַיֵּיכון וּבְיומֵיכון וּבְחַיֵּי דְכָל בֵּית יִשרָאֵל בַּעֲגָלָא וּבִזְמַן קָרִיב, וְאִמְרוּ אָמֵן

Translation: May He establish His kingdom in your lifetime and during your days, and within the life of the entire House of Israel, speedily and soon; and say, Amen.

What is this kingdom that we are asking for to be established?

  • @rosends thanks, but those two links don't specifically mention kaddish, although if you want to infer from those sources to here, then it seems to imply that that it's a reference to when Moshiach comes then God's kingdom will be established throughout the world(?)
    – larry909
    Commented Apr 13, 2020 at 14:31
  • @rosends the Google books link I just checked the page you sent the link to I didn't check the whole book though, I'll search it more though
    – larry909
    Commented Apr 13, 2020 at 14:32
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    Why would we think that there are two different concepts of a heavenly kingdom on earth? We say "Yimloch Hashem le'olam...", we say "Hashem yimloch le'olam va'ed" and other things straight through davening and refer to Hashem as a king, past, present and future.
    – rosends
    Commented Apr 13, 2020 at 14:35
  • @rosends in the kby.org.il link: "...In the future, however, G-d's kingdom will extend even over the nations, ..." That does sound like the times of Moshiach.
    – larry909
    Commented Apr 13, 2020 at 19:20

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Aruch HaShulchan Orach Chaim 56:2 explains this phrase as a prayer for the arrival of the future in which G-d’s Kingdom will be recognized over the entire world (as prophesied in Zechariah 14:9) i.e. the Messianic Age.


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