There seems to be a minhag in some of the shuls in the large Jewish community I live in which features the gabbai yelling "Yahrtzeit" near the end of davening. At that point, only the individual with a yahrtzeit says kaddish. What is this minhag based on? Why do we exclude the other mourners from saying kaddish at that point?

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    I think you have it backwards: why do we allow other mourners to say kaddish along at other points? They have months of Kaddish and he just has today. – Double AA Aug 16 '17 at 18:38
  • Also note that such shuls will usually say something that will allow other people to say kaddish after aleinu. – sabbahillel Aug 16 '17 at 23:20
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    @DoubleAA has a very strong point. In a historical context kaddish was said by one person, not a group, and that person would be the one with the highest "priority". – Epicentre Aug 17 '17 at 6:58

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