Is there a particular interest, either by Halacha or minhag, for Jews to recite the mourner’s Kaddish for a Talmid chacham, especially their rebbe Muvhak? My understanding is it is permitted to have a non relative say Kaddish for the deceased, but is there any priority for doing this to Torah scholars and teachers?

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The Bais Lechem Yehuda YD 376:5 says in the name of the Rama that a talmid muvhak can say Kaddish for his Rebbi. Here is a picture of the line, since it is in the middle of a long piece and hard to findenter image description here

  • Did anyone suggest it was forbidden that we need a source saying one "can" do this?
    – Double AA
    Commented Mar 15 at 22:17
  • Obviously the Rama is suggesting it. I don’t think he would go out of his way to say one can do it, if he felt anyone can do it at any time.
    – Chatzkel
    Commented Mar 17 at 1:07

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