We’re dedicating new Siddurim on the first day of Shavuot. In honor of this wonderful occasion, we’re using the counting of the Omer to learn about the siddur.
Enjoy today’s siddur related question and answer, which was provided by Rabbi Bass.
In some shuls I’ve been to, everyone stands for the Mourner’s Kaddish. In other shuls, only mourners do. Is there a preferred tradition?
In other communities, there’s a feeling of comfort and support that is achieved by standing up together with mourners and people observing yartzeit.
In our congregation, we offer people the choice, although most people prefer to stand for the kaddish. And we are small enough that we usually know who is in mourning.