The mourner’s kaddishThe Aramaic memorial prayer for the dead. Mourners recite this prayer at every service, every day, in the presence of a minyan (prayer quorum) over the course of a year (for a parent) or thirty days (for a sibling or offspring). The prayer actually makes no mention of the dead, but rather prays for the sanctification and magnification of God's name. has been an important part of Jewish mourning rituals for centuries, and continues to be used in remembrance services today. This video walks you through the mourner’s kaddish and lets you follow along.
For the words to the Mourner’s Kaddish (in Aramaic, transliteration and English) click here.
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