yizkor

noun, often capitalized yiz·kor \ˈyizkə(r)\

Definition of yizkor

plural

-s

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of yizkor

Hebrew yizkōr remember; from the first word of the prayer


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