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You are saying Kaddish (either as shaliach tzibbur, or because your are chayiv). You come to "v'imru amen", and the minyan responds "y'hei shmei rabbah...".

When do you say your own "y'hei shmei rabbah..."? Do you 1 wait until the minyan is finished 2 say it with the minyan 3 wait until a certain point in the minyan's recitation before starting yours If you have sources for your answers, please provide them here.

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  • I don't have the sources offhand but according to almost all opinions you say y'hei shmei rabbah with the congregation and then resume kaddish. There is one opinion that you say y'hei shmei rabbah out loud after they finish and then resume. I've never seen anyone do the latter practice but perhaps that is because I rarely daven in a shul that does not follow my minhagim
    – Schmerel
    Aug 28, 2022 at 23:51
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    – mbloch
    Aug 29, 2022 at 3:30
  • I have seen/heard/experienced all three of these options. The "simultaneous" (my #2) doesn't make sense to me. The purpose of saying Kaddish is to give the others the opp'ty to say Y'hei shmei. So one should stop and listen to that. (Similar to Borchu. We call on minyan to bless HKBH, then we echo that same bracha.) No? Aug 30, 2022 at 0:06

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