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Kaddish

Lit. (Aramaic) "holy." Doxology, mostly in Aramaic, recited at the close of sections of the prayer service. The mourner's Kaddish is recited at prescribed times by one who has lost an immediate family member. The prayer traditionally requires the presence of ten adult males.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Kaddish." (Viewed on April 20, 2014) <http://jwa.org/taxonomy/term/335>.