Hebrew Language/Root word
Suddenly the light went on:
These must be the same root: QDSH. I guess my question is how did Kaddish get the name implying holy? Is the emphasis on the first syllable of Kaddish incorrect? Should it be kadDISH?
QDSH derivations include 'holy' (kadosh) and 'sanctification' (kidush). The kadish relates more to sanctification than to holy.
As to which syllable is emphasized: Your first example is the common East European/Yiddish pronunciation, while the 2nd one is the modern Hebrew/Sephardic pronunciation.
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