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Aramaic prayer for the sanctification of God's name; often recited by mourners

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“v'imru amen” after silent shemoneh esrei [duplicate]

It is customary in many communities to recite personal tefillot after the silent amida. Canonized in many nusach Ashkenaz/Sefard siddurim, this is followed by the final line of kaddish (based on the ...
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Kaddish during Aseres Yimei Teshuvah: why “לעילא [ו]לעילא” instead of “לעילא”?

During the Aseres Yimei Teshuvah, when Kaddish is recited we say "לעילא [ו]לעילא" instead of the usual "לעילא." Why is this so? What's the reason for this practice and where did it originate?
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Is it better to answer kaddish or use that time to catch up?

You've fallen behind because you can't keep up with congregation's prayer speed and the chazzan begins to say kaddish. Which option is preferable? A. Pause your own prayer, answer kaddish completely, ...
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Saying Kaddish in a smelly place

A funeral of my distant relative was held at Ofra cemetery (in Israel) which is close to the local cowsheds (probably on purpose). The smell was hardly bearable but I needed to say Kaddish (Yatom), as ...
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What is the minimum of learning to say Kaddish d’Rabanan?

What is the minimum amount of study one has to learn or hear in order to say Kaddish d’rabanan? Is there a certain Halacha which states how much or what is the minimum one needs to learn? Also, a ...
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Is there a concept of stopping to say Kaddish after 50 Years? [duplicate]

Someone has the concept that we stop saying Kaddish after 50 years? Anything in the literature for this?
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Meaning of the 2nd sentence of the kaddish?

The second sentence of the kaddish seems to be talking to someone. "May He establish his kingdom in your lifetime and during your days, and within the lifetime of the entire house of Israel..." To ...
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Why Kaddish starts after burial and not death?

As far as I know, all Avelus starts with the burial, not with the actual death. Particularly, why saying Kaddish does not start with the moment of death? And is it just a general Minhag or there are ...
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Meaning of the last sentence of the kaddish?

The last sentence of the kaddish - "עושה שלום במרומיו" -refers to Gd making peace on high. What does that mean? Is peace considered the opposite of chaos? Could someone restate the last sentence ...
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Why Kaddish for a parent is said for eleven months?

This answer cites a source which explains that Kaddish for a parent is customarily not said for 12 months so as not to imply a parent's status as that of "wicked." Not wanting to label a parent ...
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Joining in with the chazzan in kaddish

In various shuls I have attended, if the chazan sings kaddish (like the chatzi-kaddish before Ma'ariv Amida on Yom Tov nights) many people in the shul sing along with the kaddish. Is this permitted?
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Kaddish: Men Before Women

Someone recently told me the Chida writes someone saying kaddish for a father has precedence before someone saying kaddish for a mother. Where is this Chida and what is the reasoning?
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Source for Kaddish

I think this may be a very common question(but not for me). Can someone please tell me how did the text of Kaddish first compiled?
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Kaddish for children

I heard some rabbanim say that if a baby or child is over the age of 30 days, one should say kaddish for him for a year (11 months) while I have heard others say that 11 months is only for a parent ...
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Gravesite Kaddish

I have noticed at funerals that some people face the grave while saying Kaddish and at others face a different direction. Is there a reason for it for both ways?
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Standing for kaddish

Most of the siddurim by Chacham Ovadia Yosef זצ"ל say to stand at the khatzi kaddish of Shabbat Arvit right before Kryat Shema. I have heard that this minhag is from the Ben Ish Chai (I don't exactly ...
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To say Kaddish at the cemetery after burial, do the mourners count as part of the minyan?

I understand that onenim cannot be counted as part of the minyan. Thus, at the cemetery, when saying the Kaddish can they be counted as part of the minyan or do we need 10 others besides them?
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Kaddish not being said correctly

Should one respond to a Kaddish that a mourner is not pronouncing the words properly? I don’t know if this question has been asked before, but I found something similar - Is there such a thing as a ...
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Mourning the death of an infant

If an infant only survives for one day Rachmana litzlan, do the parents have to sit shiva or say kaddish?
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Why were not all petitionary prayers eliminated on Shabbat? [duplicate]

Jewish teaching is that Shabbat services are for thanks and praise, not for petition [see Berachot Yerushalmi]. That's why the rabbis cut out the middle 13 blessings of the daily Amidah. But we ...
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Kaddish after 'Aleinu?

The Rem"a notes that קדיש יתום should be recited after 'Aleinu (O"Ch 132:[סע׳ ?]), however it appears that most authorities require at least three pesukim to precede ק"י (per a comment Double AA once ...
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Why does chabad say “Yisbareich” instead of “yisbarach”?

Why according to the Nusach Ari (siddur "Tehilat Hashem") does it say "yisbareich" instead of "yisbarach" in Kaddish?
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Inconsistent (?) use of B'rachamav in Kaddish

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" ...
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Is there a prohibition to say Kaddish after a pet (an animal)?

Is there a prohibition to say kaddish for a just died pet (yes, an animal)? This is not similar to this, which asks if there is a prayer for a dying pet, my question is if there is a prohibition to ...
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Does Kaddish for a Yahrzeit follow the day or the date?

Assuming a community where all who are eligible to say kaddish say it together: The anniversary of a relative's passing is on the 16th of Av which happens to fall out on Shabbat, which begins at 7:59....
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What is the connection between “sword and … bow” (Genesis 48:22) with “prayer and … supplication” (as rendered by Onkelos)?

What is the connection between "sword and ... bow" (Genesis 48:22) with "prayer and ... supplication" (as rendered by Onkelos)? Verse: וַאֲנִי נָתַתִּי לְךָ שְׁכֶם אַחַד עַל אַחֶיךָ אֲשֶׁר ...
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Why isn't there kaddish derabanan after the “sermon”?

The related question discusses what kind of learning is needed to bring forth a kaddish derabanan. In many minyanim, some learning (or a two-minute quick drash by someone) is undertaken between mincha ...
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Kaddish deRabbanan during public prayers

As a follow-up of this interesting question, I would like to take one step back. Most say Kaddish deRabanan after the morning Korbanot (see Emden), Ein kEloheinu and Bameh Madlikin. In contrast, ...
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Why no Kaddish DeRabbanan at Minchah?

Rambam writes in Seder HaTefillah: קדיש דרבנן כל עשרה מישראל או יתר שעוסקין בתלמוד תורה שעל פה ואפילו במדרשות או בהגדות כשהן מסיימין אומר אחד מהן קדיש Kaddish DeRabbanan: Anytime ten or more ...
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I just heard that Kaddish is said for only 100 years after someone dies

I just heard that Kaddish is said for only 100 years after someone dies. Has anyone else heard this opinion and does anyone know why? This situation occurred as my grandmothers 100 yaherzeit is coming ...
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pray for recently passed away parent [closed]

I am not an observant Jew but I was confirmed and bar mitzvahed in a reform synagogue. I want to pray for my father who passed away 10 days ago. I would like to pray several times a day or more if ...
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Full Kaddish - Titkabel or Titkabal? [duplicate]

There is this line in the full kaddish: ..תתקבל צלותהון but the nikkud in my siddur read Titkabel, while in another it says Titkabal; What's the difference? Which one should be used? .
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Walking in front of someone saying kaddish

I have heard that in addition to the prohibition of passing in front of someone who is davening shemoneh esrei, it is also forbidden (or at least improper) to walk in front of someone who is saying ...
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Why is there no Kaddish after Torah reading at mincha on a fast day?

Every Torah reading is followed by half Kaddish, except for Shabbat and fast day mincha. Mishnah Berurah #4 on O.C. 292:1 says that on Shabbat and fast days we don't say Kaddish after Torah reading ...
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3 steps back at the end of Kaddish Yatom or Kaddish DeRabbanan? [duplicate]

Is their a source for the custom by some of taking 3 steps back at the end of Kaddish Yatom or Kaddish DeRabbanan?
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Saying kaddish vs. Davening slower

This is the flip side of this question. Related to this. If someone has an obligation to say kaddish yatom (in this hypothetical, he is not davening for the amud and he is saying ma'ariv) should he ...
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Location of kaddish titkabel during shacharit

Why is the kaddish titkabel after shacharit on a regular weekday (or indeed any day without musaf e.g. Chanukah), deferred until after (keriat hatorah) ashrei and uva letzion? One may have expected ...
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Why Amen after Yisgadal [duplicate]

Why do we answer "amen" after saying the words "Yisgadal veYiskadash shmei rabba"? In all translations that I've seen this is right in the middle of a statement. See here and here.. The complete ...
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What is typically done regarding mourning practices for those who have no relatives?

Simple question - who mourns or says Kaddish for those that die leaving no relatives to sit shiva or say Kaddish for them? I've seen a number of people in various shuls who say Kaddish for non-...
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Explanation on Kaddish

I was hoping someone may have come across the following P'shat, assuming my memory serves me right. Some time ago, I recall seeing an explanation on the famous words of Kaddish which begin "Yehei ...
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Pesukim Before Kaddish Tiskabal

In Western European siddurim there are two pesukim before Kaddish Tiskabal. One from במדבר and one from תהלים. They are present in the Rödelheim/Sfas Emes, the Seligman Baer (page 150 in the pdf), and ...
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Chazan waiting for individual with yahrtzeit

If there are 10 individuals finished maariv shmone esrei, should/must the chazan wait for the mourner with a yahrtzeit to finish davening? (Assuming there is no particular rule for the shul) Is there ...
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Difference in structure between Maariv Motzaei Shabbos vs. Purim and Tisha Beav

This question is for Nusach Artscroll Ashkenaz, and anyone else who follows the same sequence. I believe this includes the Ezras Torah luach. On Motzaei Shabbos, Purim, and Tisha Beav, Maariv gets (...
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kaddish of a siyum on shabbos?

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 ...
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Taking three steps back after every Kaddish

The reasons for taking three steps back and bowing in different directions after one's personal Shemoneh Esreh and for the Chazan towards the end of Kaddish Tiskabbel are provided by poskim (see ...
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Kaddish Shalem when there was no Tefilah BeTzibur

If there was less than a minyan during the Amida and the participants continued on then the 10th comes in when they are ready for Kaddish Shalem. Do they say Kaddish Shalem at that point? Or do we say ...
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For how long is Kaddish recited following the passing of a parent (for Sephardim/Mizrahim)?

According to AskMoses, The prevalent Sephardic custom, based on the teachings of the holy Arizal, is to recite the kaddish for 12 months minus one week. Just wondering where this is brought down? Can'...
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Keeping a photograph of the deceased when saying Kaddish

Is it permissible to keep a photograph of the deceased when saying Kaddish? I have Yahrtzeit for my father this week and thought it would help me to focus connect with him more than just keeping him ...
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Extended Kaddish for a Non-Shomer Shabbos Jew

This website says that if one is saying Kaddish for someone who was not shomer Shabbos, one should continue to say Kaddish for 12 months instead of 11. What is the source for this practice?
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Is there a kaddish sheet with the differences in nusach highlighted?

Sometimes we have a case of Saying kaddish when davening in a minyan that isn't your nusach. Very often in fact, i'll hear up to 3 nuschaot of kaddish being recited at once. In cases like this, ...