This popular version is chanted by many Chazzans during Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Originally
written for the end of the Ne’ilah Service, this upbeat setting for the full Kaddish was written by
Cantor Jacob Gottlieb (1852-1900) and was made famous by the “King of Cantors” Yossele
Rosenblatt (1882-1933) to whom it is often mistakenly attributed. Some may ask why this joyous
and fun music was written for such a solemn occasion, but Yom Kippur can be interpreted by some
as Yom Ki Purim, a day like Purim.
Enjoy Safam’s live version of the Chassidic Kaddish. Happy and Healthy New Year from your webmaster.
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