I heard once that the special kaddish recited after a siyum is replaced by a regular kaddish dirabbanan when the siyum takes place on Shabbos. Is this correct or perhaps just a minhag of some? Is there a source for this in Halacha?

  • Some do this on any day without Tachanun, and some say the regular kaddish always.
    – Double AA
    Jul 14, 2017 at 11:41
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    I've made siyums on Shabbat and always said the siyum kaddish.
    – Scimonster
    Jul 14, 2017 at 11:49
  • @AA source? Is there an actual halachic basis?
    – Jew-Duh
    Jul 14, 2017 at 11:58
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    @Jew-Duh What do you mean actual halakhic basis? The whole thing is just a late minhag. The history is probably that in Ashkenaz Kaddish HaGadol was only said at a funeral, and then people started saying it at Siyumim on Yahrtzeits, then at all Siyumim. Alternatively, the Yeminites say it for every Kaddish Derabanan. But there's no reason a Siyum should be different halachically. (People probably feel special when they say a special kaddish which helps the practice stick. And/or being printed in the back popular editions of the Talmud)
    – Double AA
    Jul 14, 2017 at 12:14
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    I have been at siyyumim on Shabbat & the siyum kaddish was said.
    – Ze'ev
    Jul 14, 2017 at 21:27


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