Types of Kaddish

The term “Kaddish” is often used to refer specifically to “The Mourner’s Kaddish“, recited as part of the mourning ritual in Judaism in all prayer services, as well as at funerals and memorials.   When mention is made of “reciting Kaddish“, this refers to the rituals of mourning. Mourners recite Kaddish to show that despite […]

recite the yizkor prayer in synagogue on yom kippur, pesach, sukkot, and shavuot

Yizkor: The Communal Memorial

According to Jewish custom, the tradition of mourning is done in both private and public ways.   Observing a Yahrzeit (anniversary of a person’s death) is generally a private observance. Yizkor, as well as reciting Kaddish, is the public observance commemorating one’s death.   Yizkor is the appropriate time for personal reflection, and to commit to particular actions or general […]