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Blessing of the Week


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Kaddish is also called the Mourner's Kaddish. It is a congregational prayer, recited in Aramaic while standing by Jews who are observing a period of mourning for a family member who has passed away, and by people who are commemorating the annual anniversary of a family member's death, called the Yarhzeit in Yiddish. Kaddish is usually said at the end of Jewish worship services, and daily by a minyan (a group of ten). In recent years, it is becoming a growing practice for everyone to stand and collectively recite Kaddish during services to recall those Jews, especially those who perished during the Holocaust, who have no family who know the date of their death -- or worse yet -- that they even died.

Yit-ga-dal v'yit-ka-dash sh'mei ra-ba, [O-mein]
b'a-l'ma di-v'ra chi-ru-tei, v'yam-lich mal-chu-tei
9v'yats-mach pur-ka-nei, vi-ka-reiv m'shi-chei. [O-mein].)
b'chai-yei-chon uv'yo-mei-chon
uv'chai-yei d'chol beit Yis-ra-eil,
ba-a-ga-la u-viz-man ka-riv, v'im'ru:O-mein. [O-mein]

[Y'hei sh'mei ra-ba m'va-rach
l'a-lam ul'al-mei al-ma-ya. [Yit-ba-rach]

Yit-ba-rach v'yish-ta-bach,
v'yit-pa-ar v'yit-ro-mam v'yit-na-sei,
v'yit-ha-dar v'yit-a-leh v'yit-ha-lal, sh'mei d'ku-d'sha, b'rich hu, [b'rich hu] (Some Chassidic and Sefardic congregations say "O-mein")
l'ei-la min^kawl^bir-cha-ta v'shi-ra-ta,
tush-b'cha-ta v'ne-che-ma-ta, da-a-mi-ran b'al-ma, v'im'ru: O-mein. [O-mein]

Y'hei sh'la-ma ra-ba min sh'ma-ya,
v'cha-yim [to-vim ], a-lei-nu v'al kawl Yis-ra-eil, v'im'ru: O-mein. [O-mein]

O-seh sha-lom bim-ro-mav,
hu ya-a-seh sha-lom a-lei-nu v'al kawl Yis-ra-eil, v'im'ru: O-mein. [O-mein]







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