How to Say the Mourner’s Kaddish

This prayer praises God's greatness and God's ability to bring peace to the world.

The Mourner’s Kaddish praises God’s greatness, but also God’s ability to bring peace to the world. The prayer is traditionally recited in honor of lost loved ones.

In this video, Rabbi Mikey Stein demonstrates how to recite the Mourner’s Kaddish.

Rabbi Mikey Stein teaches Judaic studies at the Abraham Joshua Heschel High School in New York City.

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