Kaddish for elevation of the soul

Kaddish for elevation of the soul

Kaddish is great praise to G-d and a request for His name to grow exalted and sanctified and for His Kingship to be revealed in the world.
The Mourner’s Kaddish is recited at each daily prayer service until 11 months have passed after someone’s death, and on the yartzheit each year. There is great benefit for the person’s soul in saying Kaddish, and it rises from one level to the next in Gan Eden [Paradise].

Kaddish is recited in Aramaic since it was the spoken language of ignorant people in Babylon, who could not understand Hebrew, so that the prayer could be said for the elevation of the deceased person’s soul.
Every time Kaddish is recited, the soul rises from one level to the next “since the reason for saying Kaddish is not just to save the soul from Gehinom, as most people think, but it has great benefit to bring a person into Gan Eden and elevate him from one level to the next, and therefore it should be recited on the Sabbath and festivals (Rabbi Isaac Luria, the Ari [16th century Kabbalist]). 

The wording of Kaddish

יִתְגַּדַּל וְיִתְקַדַּשׁ שְׁמֵיהּ רַבָּא.  (אמן)
בְּעָלְמָא דִּי בְרָא, כִרְעוּתֵהּ. וְיַמְלִיךְ מַלְכוּתֵהּ, וְיַצְמַח פֻּרְקָנֵה, וִיקָרֵב מְשִׁיחֵהּ.  (אמן)
בְּחַיֵּיכוֹן וּבְיוֹמֵיכוֹן וּבְחַיֵּי דְכָל-בֵּית יִשְׂרָאֵל, בַּעֲגָלָא וּבִזְמַן קָרִיב, וְאִמְרוּ אָמֵן.
(אמן יְהֵא שְׁמֵיהּ רַבָּא מְבָרַךְ, לְעָלַם לְעָלְמֵי עָלְמַיָּא)
יְהֵא שְׁמֵיהּ רַבָּא מְבָרַךְ, לְעָלַם לְעָלְמֵי עָלְמַיָּא יִתְבָּרַךְ וְיִשְׁתַּבַּח וְיִתְפָּאַר וְיִתְרוֹמַם וְיִתְנַשֵּׂא וְיִתְהַדָּר וְיִתְעַלֶּה וְיִתְהַלָּל, שְׁמֵהּ דְּקֻדְשָׁא בְרִיךְ הוּא.  (אמן)
לְעֵלָּא מִן-כָּל-בִּרְכָתָא, שִׁירָתָא, תִּשְׁבְּחָתָא וְנֶחָמָתָא דַאֲמִירָן בְּעָלְמָא, וְאִמְרוּ אָמֵן.  (אמן)
יְהֵא שְׁלָמָא רַבָּא מִן שְׁמַיָּא וְחַיִּים עָלֵינוּ וְעַל כָּל יִשְׂרָאֵל וְאִמְרוּ אָמֵן.  (אמן)
עֹשֶׂה שָׁלוֹם בִּמְרוֹמָיו, הוּא בְּרַחֲמָיו יַעֲשֶׂה שָׁלוֹם עָלֵינוּ, וְעַל כָּל-עַמּוֹ יִשְׂרָאֵל, וְאִמְרוּ אָמֵן.  (אמן)

Every year, on the yartzheit [anniversary of death], Kaddish should be recited for the elevation of the deceased’s soul. Kaddish is recited from the Friday before the yartzheit. For example: If the yartzheit is on Tuesday, Kaddish is recited for five days. 
If for some reason there is no one to recited Kaddish for the soul of the deceased

during the year of mourning or on the yartzheit, it is proper to appoint a G-d fearing Torah scholar to recite it for the elevation of the soul. If there is no one who can recite Kaddish on the yartzheit of your loved
one, you can contact Agudas Achim Anshei America Yerushalayim and, for a donation of 55$, G-d fearing Torah scholars will say Kaddish for the elevation of his soul on the anniversary of his death.

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