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Short prayer after a vort or dvar torah

You are thinking of the famous saying of chazal (our Rabbis of blessed memory) found in Makkos 23b and famous for being mentioned at the end of Pirkei Avos: רִבִּי חֲנַנְיָא בֶּן עֲקַשְׁיָה אוֹמֵר ...
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Siyum Masechta Ketana

Rabbi Yechezkel Moskowitz answers that one may make a full "Siyum" on all "Masechtos Ketanos", except for Maseches Derech Eretz (he quotes the Sefer Yoma Tava, Sha'ar 1, Page 23). For the exception ...
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Origins of "Kaddish Yachid"

It can be found where you mentioned in Siddur Rav Amram Gaon. He also brings a barchu l'yachid on next page. For further info and more opinions see the Darkei Moshe Ha'Aruch 59: 3 Text:
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Missing Traditional Half-Kaddish Melodies

I'm going to assume you know most of the traditional half kaddish tunes, like those on Shabbat and weekdays, Arvit on the High Holidays, as well as those after Yishtabach and before Musaf (including ...
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Chanuka Kaddish error after Hallel

Based on Rav Eliezer Melamed (Peninei Halacha Tefillah 23:2 fn3) where one said Kaddish Shalem after Tachanun, he quotes Ishei Yisrael 26:5 who says to skip the "Tiskabel line" when Kaddish Shalem ...
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Why is "titkabel" not in Kaddish Yatom?

See here Citing from סדר טרוייש סימן ב: After I explained that Tiskabel closes out Shemona Esrei, you now understand why the Kaddish recited by a child does not contain the line of Tiskabel and ...
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What is the connection between "sword and ... bow" (Genesis 48:22) with "prayer and ... supplication" (as rendered by Onkelos)?

The targum Yerushalmi reads, "not with my sword nor with my bow, but through my righteousness and my good works. " and this all might be explained by the Gemara in Bava Batra 123a: The baraita ...
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Short prayer after a vort or dvar torah

From https://outorah.org/p/4589/ The Rabbis’ Kaddish (“Kaddish D’Rabbanan”) is recited after a public lecture in the Oral Torah. There is an opinion that the primary practice is to recite this ...
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Kamatz and shva in words with ayin-lamed-mem root in Kaddish

When the word עלמא appears (twice) in Daniel 2:20, Minchas Shai comments that "in several accurate manuscripts the ע has a maarich (another name for a meseg)," which would mark it as a ...
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Why do many non-Orthodox Jews come to shul regularly only after a parent's death?

This answer is solely based on my own personal experience with no Halachic references available. When my sister died I took it very hard. Closure seemed impossible, because of a tangled web of ...
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Should one recite Mourner's Kaddish between the daily Psalm and Psalm 27?

In principle you could say Kaddish on just a couple verses, but you don't usually see people stopping after every few lines of the daily Psalm to say Kaddish because the general rule* is to always ...
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Is there such a thing as Kaddish Talmidim?

Perhaps you're thinking of Kaddish d'Rabbanan, whose text includes: עַל יִשְׂרָאֵל וְעַל רַבָּנָן. וְעַל תַּלְמִידֵיהוֹן וְעַל כָּל תַּלְמִידֵי תַלְמִידֵיהוֹן. וְעַל כָּל מַאן דְּעָסְקִין ...
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Keeping a photograph of the deceased when saying Kaddish

Kaddish is the way in which the Hashem's radiance, partially diminshed through the passing of the departed, is restored. Kaddish is for the Living Remarkably, the Mourner's Kaddish does not ...
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Why is there no Kaddish after Torah reading at mincha on a fast day?

See Magen Avrraham OC 292 SK 2 The reason is that there is nothing between the eventually (and not existing) kaddich after the third ole and the kaddich before Tefilah shmona esre. The source is in ...
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Mourning the death of an infant

On this topic, see the important article (Jewish Guidance on the Loss of a Baby or Fetus) by R Jason Weiner (senior rabbi at Cedars-Sinai hospital in Los Angeles) in Hakirah vol. 23 (here). He writes ...
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Why Kaddish starts after burial and not death?

Well, since Kadish is said by the mourners, and they are exempt from davening, they won't be in shul to say Kadish, and may not even be allowed to say it (same way they cannot daven or bentsch.) That ...
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When to start saying Kaddish

SE! Traditionally, the child or other immediate relative of the departed would be preoccupied with the burial and not expected (or even allowed) to pray until it happens -- assuming there is still ...
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Saying kaddish for a year, years after death

Nitei Gavriel Aveilus2 51:13 & 51:14 brings from the Elef L'Mateh and Shevet Sofer that one would not say past the year of death in such a case.
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לעלם ולעלמי עלמיא - (kaddish) isn't this redundant?

To reformulate my earlier comment into an answer as per the request of @ezra: The phrasing of the kaddish here is most likely taken from דניאל ז:יח (as implied above by @Double AA) עַד עָלְמָא, וְעַד ...
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Group Kaddish for Ashkenazim – Sources

May Multiple People Say Kaddish Simultaneously? goes through a long analysis of the subject but does not come to a conclusion as to when the minhag changed. He does point out that Rav Yaakov Emden ...
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How obligated is one to say Kaddish for a deceased relative?

It might be noted that Kaddish is considered to be a benefit for the neshamah of the niftar (soul of the departed) and is considered to be part of Kivud Av v'Em (under those circumstances where it ...
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Yisgadal or Yisgadel?

Rav Moshe Heinemann says in Mah Nomar Tefillah: Q. Should one say Yisgadal v’Yiskadash or Yisgadeil v’Yiskadeish? A: This is a dikduk question. Yisgadal v’Yiskadash is Hebrew and Yisgadeil v’...
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Said Chatzi Kadish in error - can it be corrected?

Rav Eliezer Melamed (Peninei Halacha Tefillah 23:2 fn3) quotes Ishei Yisrael 26:11 who says that "Tiakabel" etc. should be recited during the next Kaddish. (This was said in the case where one missed ...
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May one say kaddish for a non-Jew?

Piskei Teshuvos rules that not only is it permitted but even desirable for a Ger Teddek to say Kaddish for a gentile parent. He should nevertheless do it discreetly due to the fact that it might be ...
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Extended Kaddish for a Non-Shomer Shabbos Jew

The reason for the twelve months for someone who is not shomer shabbat is because the maximum time for a rasha is 12 months. That is, someone who deliberately refuses to keep shabbos or deliberately ...
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I just heard that Kaddish is said for only 100 years after someone dies

It is sometimes quoted that Kadish and / or Yahrtzeit are not kept longer than 50 (not 100) years after the deceased's passing. Yet, The ספר ציץ אליעזר חלק יד' סימן עה, סעיף ב and ספר ציוני הלכה הלכות ...
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What is the connection between "sword and ... bow" (Genesis 48:22) with "prayer and ... supplication" (as rendered by Onkelos)?

R. J.B. Soloveitchik explained this as follows (Siddur Mesorat HaRav): Since there is no record of Jacob ever having done battle with the Amorites, the Targum translates these two words ...
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Standing for kaddish

Sepharadim are lenient to sit for Kaddish in general. However, on Leil Shabbat the Mekubalim have a chumra to stand for Barechu and, by extension, Kaddish. The Ruach of Kedushat Shabbat is accepted ...
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Kaddish during Aseres Yimei Teshuvah: why "לעילא [ו]לעילא" instead of "לעילא"?

Levush Orach Chayyim 582:8 writes as follows: ונ"ל שיש לו לכפול לעילא כמו שכופלין אותו בכל שאר תפילות של ר"ה וי"כ והטעם שכופלין אותו מפני שבימים הללו הוא מתעלה אחר כפול ומכופל מפי ברואיו מפני שהוא ...
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