Everything You Need to Know About Saying Kaddish
Instructor: Rabbi Alexandra Klein
Why does Kaddish, the mourners' prayer, have nothing to do with death? How often are we supposed to say it after a loved one dies, and should we say it at all if we aren't personally in mourning? Why is the Hebrew of the prayer so difficult, and how is it different than other prayers we say when we pray together? If you've ever wondered about any of these questions, or if you've struggled to recite the Hebrew or connect to this prayer, then this class is for you! We will review the prayer itself, and work to understand it's origins, meaning, and its place in the context of Jewish mourning rituals.