Following the burial, non-family members form two lines and, as the mourners pass by them, they recite the traditional condolence: “Hamakom y’nachem etchem b’toch sh’ar availai tziyon ee yerushalayim.” May God comfort you among all the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.
Kaddish is a 13th century, Aramaic prayer said during every traditional prayer service. The prayer never mentions death or dying, but instead proclaims the greatness of God. By reciting it, mourners show that even as their faith is being tested by their loss, they are affirming God’s greatness.
Yis’ga’dal v’yis’kadash sh’may ra’bbo, b’olmo dee’vro chir’usay v’yamlich malchu’ say , b’chayaychon uv’yomay’chon uv’chayay d’chol bais Yisroel, ba’agolo u’viz’man koriv; v’imru Omein. Y’hay shmay rabbo m’vorach l’olam ul’olmay olmayo.
Translation : Exalted and hallowed be His great Name. (Congregation responds: “Amen.”)
Examples “We are so sorry for your loss.” “I’m going to miss her, too.” “I hope you feel surrounded by much love.” “Sharing in your sadness as you remember Dan.” “Sending healing prayers and comforting hugs. “With deepest sympathy as you remember Robert.” “I was saddened to hear that your grandfather passed away.
When a creation of God dies, this lessens His image. The death of human beings disrupts the connection between the living man and living God. Since the purpose of mirrors is to reflect such image, they are covered during mourning.
Notably, the Mourner’s Kaddish does not mention death at all, but instead praises God . Though the Kaddish is often popularly referred to as the “Jewish Prayer for the Dead,” that designation more accurately belongs to the prayer called “El Malei Rachamim”, which specifically prays for the soul of the deceased.
An alternative honorific is ” Peace be upon him/her.” The Hebrew version is “alav ha-shalom” (m.) / “aleha ha-shalom” (f.) ( Hebrew : (m.) ” עליו השלום” / (f.)
Yizkor , (Hebrew: “may he [i.e., God] remember”), the opening word of memorial prayers recited for the dead by Ashkenazic (German-rite) Jews during synagogue services on Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement), on the eighth day of Passover (Pesaḥ), on Shemini Atzeret (the eighth day of Sukkot, the Feast of Tabernacles), and on
If there is a chapel service, one can say Kaddish there if no minyan is anticipated at the cemetery, and the mourners are likely to gain comfort thereby. But at a graveside service that possibility is fore-closed, and some mourners will not act on the advice that they attend services to recite Kaddish .
There are no special prayers or blessings that must be recited while lighting a Yahrzeit candle . Lighting the candle presents a moment to remember the deceased or to spend some time in introspection. Families may choose to use the candle lighting as an opportunity to share memories of the deceased with one another.
Kaddish —a prayer Jews recite in memory of a loved one. The prayer praises and reaffirms a belief in. one God. (
The Mourner’s Kaddish is spoken in honor of the deceased in order to commemorate their life. The Kaddish is recited at the end of a minyan service, a Jewish prayer service for mourners held daily during the shiva and consisting of at least 10 Jews.
Minyan , (Hebrew: “number”, ) plural Minyanim , or Minyans, in Judaism, the minimum number of males (10) required to constitute a representative “community of Israel” for liturgical purposes. A Jewish boy of 13 may form part of the quorum after his Bar Mitzvah (religious adulthood).