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Old 06-30-2019, 06:54 PM
 
Location: small Southern town balabusta
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Hi all,


I've read various Rabbi and learned scholars' synopses of whether they stand or sit for the Kaddish. What do you do?
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Old 06-30-2019, 08:47 PM
 
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The congregation that I belong to rises for the Kaddish.




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Old 07-01-2019, 08:24 AM
 
Location: The Port City is rising.
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You mean readers Kaddish correct, not mourners Kaddish?

At my shul almost everyone sits for readers Kaddish, but some have a personal/family minhag to stand for it, so they stand.

Of course mourners stand for mourners' Kaddish. Which is generally led by the rabbi or other baal tfilah, not by a a mourner as at Orthodox shuls.
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Old 07-01-2019, 01:16 PM
 
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AFAIK, traditions on this vary. It is probably best to follow what is done in the shul you happen to be in at the moment.

This question concerned me at one time, so I asked The Rabbi of the shul I was attending at the time. Before that, I thought that one should always stand for kaddish, but I didn't really know. He explained to me quite clearly how he knew that one did not always have to stand for kaddish, according to his tradition, which was the tradition I was attempting to follow. However, he made it clear that if one was already standing, one should remain standing. I took that also to mean that if one was supposed to be standing at that point in the service (whether one, as an individual, was at that point in the service or not), one should stand for that kaddish, even if he had to rise to do so.

Since I asked a question and got an answer, I consider the question closed, for me. IMO, others should, if they so choose, ask their LORD (Local Orthodox Rabbi Dude).

I can assure you that not all rabbis will answer the question the same. However, AFAIK, if you ask YOUR rabbi, the answer you get will be the halachically correct answer for YOU.
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Old 07-02-2019, 01:35 PM
 
Location: The Port City is rising.
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I can assure you that not all rabbis will answer the question the same. However, AFAIK, if you ask YOUR rabbi, the answer you get will be the halachically correct answer for YOU.

IF you believe in the authority of the mara de atra. C Jews, as a general rule, follow this as of course do Orthodox Jews. Many young committed Jews in the independent minyan circles of course do not, but believe in their right as Jewishly educated laypeople to make their own choices from the available rabbinic opinions.
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Old 07-03-2019, 03:43 PM
 
Location: Eretz Yisrael
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Stand.
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Old 07-04-2019, 10:26 AM
 
Location: small Southern town balabusta
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Thanks, all. The Rabbi of the shul that I am a member of now says, "If it's your custom to stand, then stand; if not, please sit". Of course I had to read up on it and was dizzied by the many scholarly opinions and their rationale. Some stand and some sit at our shul. I had to take a stand on this. (Oh, I'm just so funny today).
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Old 07-04-2019, 01:27 PM
 
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When we say Kaddish, we are “testifying “ to the greatness of Hashem, and one always stands for testimony.
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Old 07-04-2019, 06:16 PM
 
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When we say Kaddish, we are “testifying “ to the greatness of Hashem, and one always stands for testimony.
Testify in this context? You may be in the wrong forum.

Maybe a little light reading is needed:

A Deeper Look: The Words of Kaddish and their Meaning
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Old 07-04-2019, 06:19 PM
 
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my mother sits.
for everything.
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