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Kaddish Yatom

rock memorial with hebrew letters reading Yizkor

This traditional prayer for the dead, with its mournful, rhythmic incantation, actually makes no mention of death but rather affirms God's presence in life. It is recited daily by mourners throughout the period of mourning.


 

 

Reader:
Let God's name be made great and holy in the world that was created as God willed. May God complete the holy realm in your own lifetime, in your days, and in the days of all the house of Israel, quickly and soon. And say: Amen.

Congregation:
May God's great name be blessed, forever and as long as worlds endure.

Reader:
May it be blessed, and praised, and glorified, and held in honor, viewed with awe, embellished, and revered; and may the blessed name of holiness be hailed, though it be higher by far than all the blessings, songs, praises, and consolations that we utter in this world. And say:

Congregation:
Amen.

May Heaven grant a universal peace, and life for us, and for all Israel. And say:

Congregation:
Amen.

May the One who creates harmony above, make peace for us and for all Israel, and for all who dwell on earth. And say: 

Congregation:
Amen.

 

Reader:
Yitgadal v'yitkadash sh'mei rabbah.
B'alma di vra khirutei v'yamlikh malkhutei,
b'khayeikhon u-v'yomeikhon u-v'khayei d'khol beit yisrael,
ba-agala u-vizman kariv v'imru

Congregation:
Amen. Y'hei sh'mei rabba m'varakh l'alam u-l'almei almaya.

Reader:
Yitbarakh v'yishtabakh v'yitpa'ar v'yitromam
v'yitnasei v'yit'hadar v'yitaleh v'yit'hallal
sh'mei d'kudsha

Congregation:
B'rikh hu

Reader:
L'ella min kol birkhata v'shirata
tushb'khata v'nekhemata da'amiran b'alma v'imru


Congregation:
Amen. Y'hei sh'lama rabba min sh'maya v'khayyim aleinu v'al kol yisrael v'imru 

Congregation:
Amen.

Reader:
Oseh shalom bimromav hu ya'aseh shalom aleinu v'al kol yisrael v'al kol yoshvei tevel v'imru

Congregation:
Amen.

:שליחה ציבור
יִתְגַּדַּל וְיִתְקַדַּשׁ שְׁמֵהּ רַבָּא
בְּעָלְמָא דִּי בְרָא כִרְעוּתֵהּ, וְיַמְלִיךְ מַלְכוּתֵהּ בְּחַיֵּיכוֹן וּבְיוֹמֵיכוֹן וּבְחַיֵּי דְכָל בֵּית יִשְׂרָאֵל
בַּעֲגָלָא וּבִזְמַן
קָרִיב וְאִמְרוּ
 
:קהילה
אָמֵן
 
:קהילה
יְהֵא שְׁמֵהּ רַבָּא מְבָרַךְ לְעָלַם וּלְעָלְמֵי עָלְמַיָּא
 
:שליחה ציבור
יִתְבָּרַךְ וְיִשְׁתַּבַּח, וְיִתְפָּאַר וְיִתְרוֹמַם וְיִתְנַשֵּׂא וְיִתְהַדָּר וְיִתְעַלֶּה וְיִתְהַלָּל שְׁמֵהּ דְּקֻדְשָׁא
 
:קהילה 
בְּרִיךְ הוּא
 
:שליחה ציבור
לְעֵֽלָּא (לְעֵלָּא) מִן כָּל בִּרְכָתָא וְשִׁירָתָא, תֻּשְׁבְּחָתָא וְנֶחֱמָתָא, דַּאֲמִירָן בְּעָלְמָא, וְאִמְרוּ
 
:קהילה 
אָמֵן
יְהֵא שְׁלָמָא רַבָּא מִן שְׁמַיָּא וְחַיִּים עָלֵֽינוּ וְעַל כָּל יִשְׂרָאֵל, וְאִמְרוּ
 
:קהילה
אָמֵן
 
:שליחה ציבור
עֹשֶׂה שָׁלוֹם בִּמְרוֹמָיו הוּא יַעֲשֶׂה שָּׁלוֹם עָלֵֽינוּ וְעַל כָּל יִשְׂרָאֵל, וְאִמְרוּ
 
:קהילה
אָמֵן
 
Prayer

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