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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The Mystery of the Yizkor Service

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

Prayers for Shavuot

What to look forward to in synagogue on Shavuot.