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Memorial Prayer and Kaddish


The following is an English translation of the original Hebrew. For a transcript in anglicized Hebrew text, enable closed captions in the video player.


Merciful God, who dwells on high,

Bring a final peaceful rest

In the shelter of the Divine Presence

Amidst the ranks of all the holy martyrs and the pure

Whose radiance shines brilliantly as the Heavens

To the souls of our brothers and sisters

The six million martyrs of the house of Israel in Europe—

Who were killed, slaughtered, gassed, burned, buried alive

By their murderers, the Nazis and their collaborators

In Auschwitz, Treblinka, Majdanek, Mauthausen, Bergen-Belsen,

Sobibór, and the many other killing places.

We pray that their souls be uplifted.

May they rest in Paradise.

Master of mercy,

Shield them in the hiddenness of your protective wings to all eternity

Bind up their souls in the bundle of life forever.

Earth, do not cover up their blood.

God is their portion.

May they rest in peace.

And, let us say: Amen.


May God’s name be made great and made holy

in this world, created by Divine will,

[to do so] establish God’s kingdom.

[May it happen] in your lifetime, in your days

And in the lifetime of all of the living House of Israel

Speedily and very soon, and say: Amen.

May God’s great name be blessed in this world and to all eternity.

Blessed and praised, glorified and exalted,

Lifted up and honored, elevated and celebrated,

Will be the name of the Holy One, the Blessed One

[Know that God is]

Beyond all the blessings and songs,

All the praises and consolations

That are spoken in this world, and say: Amen.

May there be peace overflowing from heaven, and life,

For us and for all the House of Israel, and say you: Amen.

May the One who makes peace in the heights of the cosmos

bring peace to us and to all of the people, Israel, and say you: Amen.