The Kaddish 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, different versions of the Kaddish are used functionally as separators between sections of the service.
The term "Kaddish" is often used to refer specifically to "The Mourner's Kaddish", said as part of the mourning rituals in Judaism in all prayer services, as well as at funerals (other than at the gravesite, see Kaddish aḥar Haqqəvurah "Kaddish after Burial") and memorials, and for 11 months after the death of a close relative. When mention is made of "saying Kaddish", this unambiguously refers to the rituals of mourning. Mourners say Kaddish to show that despite the loss they still praise God.