n. Prayer of mourning; one of several similar prayers separating parts of the service.
All those who are saying kaddish, please stand.
Languages of Origin
- Textual Hebrew
קדיש / קַדִּישׁ 'sanctification'
- Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
- North America
- The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
- The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).
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