This question deals with the origin of the inclusion of "b'rachamav" in the Kaddish Derabonon/Yatom, and this site gives more history on it.

I noticed that the inclusion of the word "b'rachamav" doesn't seem to be consistent. In the Artscroll siddur I have handy, the word appears at the end of the Kaddish derabonon in pesukei dezimrah but not the Kaddish yatom which follows it, but in the kaddish yatom after aleinu for weekdays -- absent from the kaddish yatom after aleinu on Shabbat.

In my Siddur Tefillah Hashalem (Greenwald), the word is not in the kaddish yatom before baruch she'amar on weekdays but IS in the kaddish yatom before baruch she'amar on Shabbat (and in the kaddish yatom after aleinu on weekdays).

Are there rules about where the word is included based on the day of the week or the location of that kaddish in davening, or is this a matter of inconsistent editing?

[note -- I have found what I think is another example of inconsistent girsa'ot between 2 siddurim from the same publishing company but not within a single siddur]

  • In my Heidenheim siddur it's not there (and one's not required to say there KdR), while it's there in my Schlesinger siddur. – Kazi bácsi Aug 26 '18 at 9:22
  • See also Siddur Sefas Yisroel – Kazi bácsi Aug 26 '18 at 10:32
  • Nusach Ashkenaz, only place I've seen "Brachamav" is in Kaddish DeRabbanan. I don't know why. Very good question! – DanF Aug 27 '18 at 17:08
  • Can you make a list, where do you have this word and where not? You write it in a rather complicated way. – Kazi bácsi Aug 28 '18 at 15:48
  • @Kazibácsi try this docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/… – rosends Aug 28 '18 at 16:42

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