yizkor

noun, often capitalized
yiz·​kor | \ ˈyizkə(r) \
plural -s

Definition of yizkor

: a Jewish memorial service or prayer for the dead recited usually in the synagogue on Yom Kippur, on the last day of Passover, on Shemini Atzereth, and on the second day of Shavuot

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History and Etymology for yizkor

Hebrew yizkōr remember; from the first word of the prayer

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“Yizkor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/yizkor. Accessed 7 Jul. 2022.

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