Why We Recite Yizkor Individually
Much of Jewish ritual is built around collective memory. Yizkor is different.
The Mystery of the Yizkor Service
The mass exodus before the memorial service reflects a common attitude regarding death, part advice and part superstition.
Alternative Yizkor Prayers To Say For Abusive Parents
Two moving renditions of Yizkor to recite in addition to, or in place of the traditional Yizkor prayer.
Yizkor: The Unending Conversation
Yizkor is part of an ongoing conversation with the dead, but what we don't realize is that we constantly converse with the dead in daily life.
Erev (Night Of) Yom Kippur
Preparatory customs and practices associated with the day preceding the Day of Atonement.
Yahrzeit: Remembering on the Anniversary of a Death
Lighting candles and saying Kaddish each year in memory of a loved one.
Yizkor: The Jewish Memorial Service
The memorial service is added to the holiday cycle four times a year