(Maariv, p.1, NRG Hebrew) Palestinian youth says Kaddish for a Holocaust survivor?
I spoke the only Kaddish for her soul, but we, after all, were complete strangers to her!
There was not even one of her kin to say the first Kaddish over her resting-place.
Only no one may say Kaddish for me, no one may pray for the repose of my soul.
In the synagogues the Kaddish (prayer for the dead) was recited as for a beloved parent.
Selig made no reply, he only gazed at his Kaddish with a beaming face.
They came to that gem of humility, the mourners' prayer; the ancient and ever-solemn Kaddish prayer.
When they leave, the dying man teaches his son how to say "Kaddish" for his soul when he is dead.
"doxology of the Jewish ritual," 1610s, from Aramaic qaddish "holy, holy one," from stem of q'dhash "was holy," ithqaddash "was sanctified," related to Hebrew qadhash "was holy," qadhosh "holy." According to Klein, the name probably is from the second word of the text veyithqaddash "and sanctified be."