Transliteration of the Kaddish

Sephardic pronunciation

Yitgadal veyitkadach chemé raba, (Amen)
Bealma di vera khirouté, veyamlikh malkhouté veyatsma’h pourkané vikarèv mechi’hé, (Amen)
Be’hayékhon ouvéyomékhon ouve’hayé dekhol bet yisraël, baagala ouvizman kariv veïmrou amen.

The next two lines are recited by the congregation and then the leader :
Yehé chemé raba mevarakh lealam oulealmé almaya, yitbarakh veyichtaba’h veyitpaar veyitromam veyitnassé veyithadar veyitalé veyithalal chemé dekoudcha, berikh hou
Leéla min kol birkhata vechirata, tichbérata vené’hémata, daamiran bealma. veïmrou amen

The half kaddish ends here.

Kaddish of the rabbis

Al yisraël veal rabanan veal talmidéhon veal kol talmidé talmidéhon deyatvin veaskin beoraïta kadichta di veatra haden vedi vekhol atar veatar yehé lana oulehon oulekhon chelama ‘hina ve’hisda ve’hayé arikhé oumézoné revi’hé vera’hamé min kodam élaha maré chemaya veara, veïmrou amen.

Yehé chelama raba min chemaya ‘hayim vessava vichoua vené’hama vechézava ourfoua oug’oula ousseli’ha vekhapara veréva’h vahatsala, lanou oulekhol amo yisraël, veïmrou amen.
Ossé chalom bimromav hou bera’hamav yaassé chalom alénou veal kol amo yisraël veïmrou amen.

Ashkenazic pronunciation

Yi sgadal vey i s kadach chemé rabo,
Beolmo di vero khi rous sé, veyaml i kh mal kous sé be’hayékhon ouveyomékhon ouve’hayé dekhol bes s y i s roël , baagolo ouvi zman kor iv, veïmrou omen.

The next two lines are recited by the congregation and then the leader :
Yehé chemé rabo mevorakh leolm ouleolm olmayo, y i sborakh vey i chtaba’h vey i spoar vey i s romam vey i snas sé vey i shadar vey i s salé vey i shalal chemé dekoudcho, ber i kh hou
Leélo min kol bi r khos so vechi ros so, touchbe’hos so vené’hémos so, daami ron beolmo, veïmrou omen.

The half kaddish ends here.

Kaddish of the rabbis

Al y i s roël veal rabonon veal talmidéhon, veal kol talmidé salmidéhon veal kol mon deos k in beorayas so di veas ro hodèn vedi vekhol as sar vaas sar , yehé lehon oulekhôn chelomo rabo, ‘hino ve’hi sdo vera’hamin ve’hay in ar i khin oumezono revi ’ho oufour kono min kodom avouhon di vi chemayo (vearo) , veïmrou omen.

Yehé chelomo rabo min chemayo ve’hay im olénou veal kol y i s roël , veïmrou omen.
Os sé cholom bimromov hou yaas sé cholom olénou veal kol y i s roël veïmrou omen.

Kaddish translated into English

May His great name be exalted and sanctified (Amen)
In the world which He created according to His will! May He establish His kingdom and may His salvation blossom and His anointed be near. (Amen)
During your lifetime and during your days and during the lifetimes of all the House of Israel, speedily and very soon! And say, Amen.May His great name be blessed for ever, and to all eternity! Blessed and praised, glorified and exalted, extolled and honoured, adored and lauded be the name of the Holy One, blessed be He, (Amen)
Above and beyond all the blessings, hymns, praises and consolations that are uttered in the world! And say, Amen.

The half kaddish ends here

Kaddish of the rabbis

To Israel, to the Rabbis and their disciples to the disciples of their disciples, and to all those who engage in the study of the Torah in this [holy]z place or in any other place, may there come abundant peace, grace, lovingkindness and compassion, long life ample sustenance and salvation from the Father who is in heaven (and earth); and say, Amen.

May there be abundant peace from heaven, [and] [good] life satisfaction, help, comfort, refuge, healing, redemption, forgiveness, atonement, for us and for all his people [upon us and upon all] Israel; and say, Amen.
May He who makes peace in His high places grant [in his mercy]g peace upon us and upon all [his nation]h Israel; and say, Amen.

Text of the Kaddish in Hebrew

יִתְגַּדַּל וְיִתְקַדַּשׁ שְׁמֵהּ רַבָּא. אָמֵן
בְּעָלְמָא דִּי בְרָא, כִּרְעוּתֵה, וְיַמְלִיךְ מַלְכוּתֵה, וְיַצְמַח פֻּרְקָנֵה, וִיקָרֵב מְשִׁיחֵהּ. אָמֵן
בְּחַיֵּיכוֹן וּבְיוֹמֵיכוֹן וּבְחַיֵּי דְכָל בֵּית יִשְׂרָאֵל, בַּעֲגָלָא וּבִזְמַן קָרִיב, וְאִמְרוּ אָמֵן

The next two lines are recited by the congregation and then the leader :
יְהֵא שְׁמֵיהּ רַבָּא מְבָרַךְ לְעָלַם וּלְעָלְמֵי עָלְמַיָּא יִתְבָּרַךְ. וְיִשְׁתַּבַּח. וְיִתְפָּאַר. וְיִתְרוֹמַם. וְיִתְנַשֵּׂא. וְיִתְהַדָּר. וְיִתְעַלֶּה. וְיִתְהַלָּל שְׁמֵהּ דְּקֻדְשָׁא, בְּרִיךְ הוּא. אָמֵן
לְעֵלָּא מִן כָּל בִּרְכָתָא ְשִׁירָתָא, תֻּשְׁבְּחָתָא וְנֶחֱמָתָא, דַּאֲמִירָן בְּעָלְמָא, וְאִמְרוּ אָמֵן. אָמֵן

The half kaddish ends here

Kaddish of the rabbis

עַל יִשְׂרָאֵל וְעַל רַבָּנָן. וְעַל תַּלְמִידֵיהוֹן וְעַל כָּל תַּלְמִידֵי תַלְמִידֵיהוֹן. דְּעָסְקִין בְּאוֹרַיְתָא קַדִּשְׁתָּא. דִּי בְאַתְרָא הָדֵין וְדִי בְכָל אֲתַר וַאֲתַר. יְהֵא לָנָא וּלְהוֹן וּלְכוֹן חִנָּא וְחִסְדָּא וְרַחֲמֵי. מִן קֳדָם מָארֵי שְׁמַיָּא וְאַרְעָא וְאִמְרוּ אָמֵן. אָמֵן

יְהֵא שְׁלָמָא רַבָּא מִן שְׁמַיָּא, חַיִּים וְשָׂבָע וִישׁוּעָה וְנֶחָמָה וְשֵׁיזָבָא וּרְפוּאָה וּגְאֻלָּה וּסְלִיחָה וְכַפָּרָה וְרֵיוַח וְהַצָּלָה. לָנוּ וּלְכָל עַמּוֹ יִשְׂרָאֵל וְאִמְרוּ אָמֵן. אָמֵן
עוֹשֶׂה שָׁלוֹם בִמְרוֹמָיו, הוּא בְּרַחֲמָיו יַעֲשֶׂה שָׁלוֹם עָלֵינוּ וְעַל כָּל עַמּוֹ יִשְׂרָאֵל, וְאִמְרוּ אָמֵן. אָמֵן.

About the Kaddish

One of the most sacred rituals observed by all Jews throughout the generations is the practice of reciting the Kaddish prayer for the merit of the departed soul of one's father or mother.

The Kaddish is recited for the first time in the cemetery, immediately following the burial. Henceforth, it is recited every day, in the designated places in the three daily prayer services, for eleven months.

The duty to recite Kaddish rests upon the children of the deceased. If a person dies without children, then another relative should assume the task. If that is not possible, then another person can be assigned or hired to recite Kaddish in the merit of the deceased.

Kaddish can only be recited at a minyan — a communal regular prayer service held with the participation of at least ten adult (age 13 or older) Jewish men.

If the mourner is able to lead the prayer service for the congregation, it is a particular merit for the soul of the departed for him to do so.

What is Kaddish?

For centuries the Jewish People have honored their loved ones who’ve passed on, through the recital of the Kaddish prayer.   It’s actually a prayer who’s content speaks merely of the exalted name of God, & makes no mention of the deceased

Our sages tell us (Pesikta in Devarim chapter 14) that the departed soul can achieve Kapparah or Atonement even after leaving this world through good deeds done on behalf of the soul. Rabbeinu B’chaya adds that charities given in memory of the departed & the Kaddish prayer specifically help the soul achieve atonement and reach to higher levels in the after-world. Due to the honoring of Gods name amongst a minyan (group) of 10 or more Jews, Kaddish has traditionally become the way to honor our loved ones who’ve departed on to the next world.

According to the Jewish law and tradition Kaddish is said for one year by the son or other close relative of the departed soul. In many situations this isn’t possible due to circumstances such as there are no male close relatives, or someone is unable to attend services in a synagogue.

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