Kaddish The Kaddish or Qaddish (Aramaic: קדיש ,qaddiš “holy”; alternative spelling: Ḳaddish) is a hymn of praises to God found in Jewish prayer services. The central theme of the Kaddish is the magnification and sanctification of God’s name. In the liturgy, differentversions of the Kaddish are used functionally as separators between sections of the service. […]