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Yahrzeit

About Yahrzeit

Yahrzeit is the commemoration of the death of a Jew by a mourner (the child, sibling, spouse or parent of the deceased). The Yahrzeit date, which is calculated according to the Hebrew calendar, is the anniversary of the death, not the burial.

It is on this day that we light a Yahrzeit candle to honor the memory of the loved one who has passed away. Traditionally, the Yahrzeit prayer, which is the Mourner's Kaddish is recited and the special memorial candle that burns for 24 hours is lit. The Yahrzeit candle should be lit after dark on the evening before the anniversary of the death and burn for a full 24 hours.

 

Yiskor: The Memorial of Departed Souls

For The Father
May God remember the soul of my honoured father (name) who has gone to his repose; for that, I now solemnly offer charity for his sake; in reward of this, may his soul enjoy eternal life, with the souls of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob; Sarah, Rebecca, Rachel, and Leah, and the rest of the righteous males and females that are in Paradise, and let us say, Amen.

For The Mother
May God remember the soul of my honoured mother (name) who has gone to her repose; for that, I now solemnly offer charity for her sake; in reward of this, may her soul enjoy eternal life, with the souls of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob; Sarah, Rebecca, Rachel, and Leah, and the rest of the righteous males and females that are in Paradise, and let us say, Amen.

For The Dear Departed Ones
May God remember the soul of my dear departed family who have gone to their repose; for that, I now solemnly offer charity for their sake; in reward of this, may their souls enjoy eternal life, with the souls of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob; Sarah, Rebecca, Rachel, and Leah, and the rest of the righteous males and females that are in Paradise, and let us say, Amen.

 

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