Yizkor

Pronounced: YIZZ-kur, Origin: Hebrew, literally “May God remember,” Yizkor is a prayer service in memory of the dead, which is held on Yom Kippur and on the last day of each of the three festivals, Passover, Shavuot and Shemini Atzeret.

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Yizkor: The Jewish Memorial Service

The memorial service is added to the holiday cycle four times a year

The Mystery of the Yizkor Service

The mass exodus before the memorial service reflects a common attitude regarding death, part advice and part superstition.

The Spirituality of Just Hanging Out (Shemini Atzeret Edition)

Sunday night (October 4, 2015) begins Shemini Atzeret, the last festival in the summer/fall Jewish holiday cycle. For many moderns, ...