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==5 Different Types of Kaddish==
# Half Kaddish (Chatzi Kaddish)--this is the shortest of all of the Kaddishes ending with the words "da'amiran bialma vi'imru amen." This Kaddish is recited as a break between different parts of the service.
# The Mourners' Kaddish (Kadish Yatom)--this Kaddish is the same as the Half Kaddish with the additional insertions of the lines "Yehei shlama..." and "Oseh shalom..." This Kaddish is recited during the 11th month period following the passing of a parent and on the parent's [[Yahrzeit]].
# The Full Kaddish (Kadish Shalem)--the same as the Mourners Kaddish with the additional line "Titkabel..." In this line we ask Hashem to accept the prayers of all of the Jewish people. This Kaddish is recited at the conclusion of [[Chazarat Hashatz]] and [[Slichot]].
# The Rabbis' Kaddish (Kaddish Derabanan)--the same as the Mourners' Kaddish with the added line "Al Yisrael..."
# The Final Kaddish (Kaddish De'itchadeta)--similar to the Rabbis' Kaddish with the insertion "Be'alma di'itchadeta..." in place of "be'alma di'bera chirutei ve'yamlich malchutei." This Kaddish is recited at a Siyum as well as at a funeral.
==Who should say Kaddish==
# The midrashim speak how a child saying Kaddish for a parent could save the parent from a harsh judgement in heaven. Therefore, the minhag is to say Kaddish for a parent as well as get the Aliyah of Maftir and to pray as the Shaliach Tzibur especially for [[Arvit]]. <ref>Kitzur S"A 27:1</reF>
# The Sephardic minhag is that anyone who wants may say Kaddish even if that is a number of people together. <ref> Kaf HaChaim 132:16. The Chatam Sofer YD 2:345 records this as the Sephardic minhag as well.</ref> For a discussion on the ashkenazic Ashkenazic minhag see [http://www.torahmusings.com/2014/01/may-multiple-people-say-kaddish-simultaneously/ Rabbi Aryeh Lebowitz]
# Although saying Kaddish and [[prayers]] in the merit of one's parents, the primary merit for parents is that a child follows in the just and proper way.<ref>Kitzur S"A 27:22</reF>
# It is permissible to recite kaddish in memory of a non-Jew as long as the one who you are saying it for was a moral individual. <ref> Sh"t Yechave Daat 6:60 </ref>

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