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Text of the Mourner's Kaddish

Text of the Mourner's Kaddish

and Kaddish D'Rabanan

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Hebrew and Transliteration:

Translation:

Exalted and hallowed be His great Name. (Congregation responds: "Amen.")

Throughout the world which He has created according to His Will. May He establish His kingship, bring forth His redemption and hasten the coming of His Moshiach. (Cong: "Amen.")

In your lifetime and in your days and in the lifetime of the entire House of Israel, speedily and soon, and say, Amen.

(Cong: "Amen. May His great Name be blessed forever and to all eternity, blessed.")

May His great Name be blessed forever and to all eternity. Blessed and praised, glorified, exalted and extolled, honored, adored and lauded be the Name of the Holy One, blessed be He. (Cong: "Amen.")

Beyond all the blessings, hymns, praises and consolations that are uttered in the world; and say, Amen. (Cong: "Amen.")

May there be abundant peace from heaven, and a good life for us and for all Israel; and say, Amen. (Cong: "Amen.")

He Who makes peace (Between Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur substitute: "the peace") in His heavens, may He make peace for us and for all Israel; and say, Amen. (Cong: "Amen.")

Kaddish D'Rabbanan
("Rabbis' Kaddish")

(This version of the Kaddish is recited at certain points of the service and following Torah study)

Hebrew and Transliteration:

Translation:

Exalted and hallowed be His great Name. (Congregation responds: "Amen.")

Throughout the world which He has created according to His Will. May He establish His kingship, bring forth His redemption and hasten the coming of His Moshiach. (Cong: "Amen.")

In your lifetime and in your days and in the lifetime of the entire House of Israel, sword, famine and death shall cease from us and from the entire Jewish nation, speedily and soon, and say, Amen.

(Cong: "Amen. May His great Name be blessed forever and to all eternity, blessed.")

May His great Name be blessed forever and to all eternity. Blessed and praised, glorified, exalted and extolled, honored, adored and lauded be the Name of the Holy One, blessed be He. (Cong: "Amen.")

Beyond all the blessings, hymns, praises and consolations that are uttered in the world; and say, Amen. (Cong: "Amen.")

Upon Israel, and upon our sages, and upon their disciples, and upon all the disciples of their disciples, and upon all those who occupy themselves with the Torah, here or in any other place, upon them and upon you, may there be abundant peace, grace, kindness, compassion, long life, ample sustenance and deliverance, from their Father in heaven; and say, Amen. (Cong: Amen.)

May there be abundant peace from heaven, and a good life for us and for all Israel; and say, Amen. (Cong: "Amen.")

He Who makes peace (Between Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur substitute: "the peace") in His heavens, may He make peace for us and for all Israel; and say, Amen. (Cong: "Amen.")

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March 14, 2014
Todah Rabah
I don't have access by bus to the local Jewish community. You let me feel like I wasn't saying kaddish alone
Carrie Robinson
45229
January 3, 2014
Kaddish Prayer
Thank You So Much!
Walter Steinlauf
September 11, 2012
Kadish
Thanks for this, just needed it to make sure for tonight.
philip
Jhb, South Africa
July 10, 2012
date
Does this prayer predate Hillel? Is it in originally in Hebrew, or Aramaic? Thanks.
Mel
Sneads Ferry, n
June 28, 2012
Is it possible to add to this prayer
For our individual needs?
Karen Joyce Chaya Fradle Kleinman Bell
Riverside, CA, USA
June 8, 2012
Responses
It always saddens me that while several of us are saying Kaddish, asking for great things for the congregation (especially in D'Rabanan), most of them are chatting , looking at their phones or otherwise ignoring us. I always want to say, "This is for your benefit, at least you could say amen!'
David M.
Alpharetta, GA
January 5, 2012
I am fasting for the first time (besides Yom Kippur) today because a nice woman in my Zumba class told me about it last night!
LTG
New City, NY
July 28, 2011
Kaddish
This site has been of great aid in helping me learn the kaddish. It is almost three weeks since my father's passing. Finally, I have reached a point where I can recite kaddish with confidence out loud without making any substantial errors. Saying kaddish is of great comfort to me and saying each morning is the most satisfying moment of my day..
Arnie
Brooklyn, NY
January 29, 2011
Kaddish Prayer
THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU! It is 4:30 in the morning and I have been looking for this prayer all night; as my mom just passed away this afternoon and I needed a quick reminder of this prayer! So, again, I thank you so much for having this on your website!
Anonymous
Pembroke Pines, FL
September 1, 2009
rabbis' kaddish
Here is the paragraph that is added in for the rabbis' kaddish:

Upon Israel, and upon our sages, and upon their disciples, and upon all the disciples of their disciples, and upon all those who occupy themselves with the Torah, here or in any other place, upon them and upon you, may there be abundant peace, grace, kindness, compassion, long life, ample sustenance and deliverance, from their Father in heaven; and say, Amen. (Cong: Amen.)

Click here to see all of it together, in the original Hebrew as well and transliterated: Kaddish D'Rabanan ("Rabbis' Kaddish").
Nechama Posner for chabad.org
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