Yithgaddal weyithkaddash scheméh rabba be'olmà diverà 'khire'outhé veyamli'kl mal'khouté'khôn, ouvezome'khôn ouve'hayyé de'khol beth yisraël ba'agalâ ouvizman qariw weimrou, Amen. Yithbara'kh Weyischtaba'h weyithpaêr weyithroman, weyithnassé weyithhaddar, weyith'allé weyithhallal scheméh dequoudschâ beri'kh hou, l'êla ule'êla mikkol bir'khatha weschi'ratha touschbehata wene'hamathâ daamirân ah! Be' olma ah! Ah! Ah! We imrou. Amen.
Notes provided by Laura Prichard: this is the French-style transliteration used by Ravel, inspired by Ezekiel 38:23.
This text is the Hatzi Kaddish (חצי קדיש) or Kaddish Le'ela (קדיש לעלא) – Literally "Half Kaddish", sometimes called the "Reader's Kaddish"
Kaddish (קדיש, “holy") is a hymn of praise from the Jewish prayer service. The central theme of the Kaddish is the magnification and sanctification of G-d's name. Mourners "say Kaddish" to show that despite the loss they still praise G-d.
- by Bible or other Sacred Texts , "Kaddish" [an adaptation] [author's text not yet checked against a primary source]
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by Maurice Ravel (1875 - 1937), "Kaddish", 1914, orchestrated 1919-20 [ voice and piano ], from Deux mélodies hébraïques, no. 1, also set in French (Français) [sung text checked 1 time]
Settings in other languages, adaptations, or excerpts:
- Also set in French (Français), a translation by Bible or other Sacred Texts ; composed by Maurice Ravel.
Other available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):
- ENG English (Laura Prichard) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
Research team for this text: Ferdinando Albeggiani , Laura Prichard [Guest Editor]
This text was added to the website: 2009-02-03
Line count: 16
Word count: 48