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How did saying Kaddish impact you?

How did saying Kaddish impact you?

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Comments (5)

(4) Mordechai Shuali, August 19, 2020 8:31 AM

Remembering the Dead or the Source of Life

If kaddish is related to death, why is there no mention of death or even the resurection of the dead in the entire text? It seems - according to the translations I have read - that it has more to do with expressing our desire as individuals and as a nation as a whole that His name should be sanctified forever; that we should perceive His holiness, oneness, and eternity and that the wholeness and perfection which is His alone, should shine forth in this world and be recognized by all.

Dvirah, August 22, 2020 7:08 PM

Comfort in Praise

Correct. Partly this is because people can be very bitter at their loss of a loved one and "curse G-d in their hearts", so the public praise acts to defuse this bitterness and remind people of the Creator's goodness.
This reminder should also help to comfort the mourner, in that they are not alone even though it may seem so.

(3) Jill Allerton, August 18, 2020 1:50 PM


This was so moving - my heart was moved. Sometimes our hearts have to be broken.

(2) Dvirah, August 16, 2020 5:20 PM

Stand Up and be Counted

Death of a parent or loved one is something everyone must sooner or later deal with. That saying Kaddish requires a minyan illuminates our common humanity and opens us to give and receive comfort, as depicted in this clip. But it also confronts us with the challenge of this commonality - accepting that each of us is "one among equals".

(1) Laura, August 16, 2020 1:20 PM

While I am not Jewish, I have lots of close friends who are. I pray for my friends often, especially when one dies. When I learned about the Kaddish a few years ago, I made a point of finding the Prayer for the Deceased in English. When I pray the Kiddish, I find a sense of peace that the loved one will dwell in peace and love with G-d forever.


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