Mourner's Kaddish

This is the prayer to say during the time of mourning. If you want a name to say Kaddish for, visit this page. Please note: The Mourner's Kaddish requires a minyan (at least ten Jewish adults) to be said.

Hebrew Transliteration



Reader:
Yitgadal veyitkadash shemey raba
be'alma divra chirutey veyamlich malchutey
bechayeychon uvyomeychon uvchayey dechol beyt yisra'el
ba'agala uvizman kariv ve'imru amen.
Response:
Yehey shemey raba mevarach le'alam ulalmey almaya.
Reader:
Yitbarach veyishtabach veyitpa'ar veyitromam veyitnasey
veyit-hadar veyitaleh veyit-halal shemay dekudsha berich hu
le'ela (On Shabbat Shuvah add: le'ela) min kol birchata veshirata
tushbechata venechamata da'amiran be'alma ve'imru amen.

Yehey shelama raba min shemaya vechayim aleynu ve'al kol yisra'el ve'imru amen.
Oseh shalom bimromav hu ya'aseh shalom aleynu ve'al kol yisra'el ve'al kol yoshvey tevel ve'imru amen.

English Translation

Reader:
Let G-d's name be made great and holy in the world that was created as G-d willed. May G-d 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 G-d'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 (On Shabbat Shuvah add: by far) than all these blessings, songs, praises, and consolations that we utter in this world. And say: Amen.

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


From Kol Haneshamah: Shabbat Vehagim, Reconstructionist Press, 2004.

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