Mourner's Kaddish

Mourner's Kaddish

 

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The Kaddish prayer is mostly Aramaic, not Hebrew, but the alphabet is the same. There are several forms of the Kaddish prayer recited at different times during religious services. This one is reserved specifically for mourners, and is recited daily for 11 months after a parent's death, then annually on the anniversary of the parent's death on the Hebrew calendar. For more information, see Life, Death and Mourning. 

Kaddish

Hebrew 
Yit'gadal v'yit'kadash sh'mei raba (Cong: Amein).
May His great Name grow exalted and sanctified (Cong: Amen.) 
Hebrew 
b'al'ma di v'ra khir'utei
in the world that He created as He willed. 
Hebrew 
v'yam'likh mal'khutei b'chayeikhon uv'yomeikhon
May He give reign to His kingship in your lifetimes and in your days, 
Hebrew 
uv'chayei d'khol beit yis'ra'eil
and in the lifetimes of the entire Family of Israel, 
Hebrew 
ba'agala uviz'man kariv v'im'ru:
swiftly and soon. Now say: 
(Mourners and Congregation:)
Hebrew 
Amein. Y'hei sh'mei raba m'varakh l'alam ul'al'mei al'maya
(Amen. May His great Name be blessed forever and ever.) 
Hebrew 
Yit'barakh v'yish'tabach v'yit'pa'ar v'yit'romam v'yit'nasei
Blessed, praised, glorified, exalted, extolled, 
Hebrew 
v'yit'hadar v'yit'aleh v'yit'halal sh'mei d'kud'sha
mighty, upraised, and lauded be the Name of the Holy One 
(Mourners and Congregation:)
Hebrew 
B'rikh hu.
Blessed is He. 
Hebrew 
l'eila min kol bir'khata v'shirata
beyond any blessing and song, 
Hebrew 
toosh'b'chatah v'nechematah, da'ameeran b'al'mah, v'eemru:
praise and consolation that are uttered in the world. Now say: 
(Mourners and Congregation:)
Hebrew 
Amein
Amen 
Hebrew 
Y'hei sh'lama raba min sh'maya
May there be abundant peace from Heaven 
Hebrew 
v'chayim aleinu v'al kol yis'ra'eil v'im'ru
and life upon us and upon all Israel. Now say: 
(Mourners and Congregation:)
Hebrew 
Amein
Amen 
Hebrew 
Oseh shalom bim'romav hu ya'aseh shalom
He Who makes peace in His heights, may He make peace, 
Hebrew 
aleinu v'al kol Yis'ra'eil v'im'ru
upon us and upon all Israel. Now say: 
(Mourners and Congregation:)
Hebrew 
Amein
Amen