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Text of the Mourner's Kaddish

Kaddish Transliterated  [Ed. note: the correct pronunciation for "ch" sounds like "ch" in the word Challah or...

May I say Kaddish even if I am not part of a minyan?

Question: If there is not enough men for a minyan, I can't say Kaddish. Does this mean the G-d won't listen to my Kaddish if I say it without a...

On what holidays should a Yahrtzeit (memorial) candle be lit?

Question: Which are the holidays when I am supposed to light a Yahrtzeit candle? Answer: According to tradition, the Yahrtzeit candle should be lit for...

What is the purpose of reciting Kaddish for a departed family member?

Although the kaddish itself, a prayer glorifying G-d's name, makes no mention of death or mourning, it has become the accepted practice for...

Why do we light Yahrtzeit candles?

Rabbi Shlomo: Welcome. I'll be with you in a moment...what's on your mind?Mr. L: Why do we light Yahrtzeit candles?Rabbi Shlomo: It is to remember...

What can I say to dear friends on the anniversary of the death of their son?

Rabbi Yossi Turk: Bienvenidos Welcome. Un minuto ya lo atiendo. I'll be with you in a moment... Fay: what can a gentile say to dear jewish friends on the...

What do I do if I missed a Yahrtzeit?

If the Yahrtzeit was remembered but Kaddish was missed because one could not find a Minyan or one was traveling on that day, Kaddish can be...

Is there a prayer recited when lighting a Yahrtzeit candle?

There are those who say the following words while lighting the candle: "I light this candle to bring peace to the soul of ________ (insert Jewish...

Can one observe a Yahrtzeit if the date of death is unknown?

This question, although rare today, was very common after the Holocaust and during other difficult periods of Jewish history. If the exact date of death...

What are the customs followed on a Yahrtzeit?

On the Shabbat before the Yahrtzeit  (or if the Yahrtzeit is on Shabbat, then on the very day of the Yahrtzeit), it is customary to receive an aliyah...