[Sephardic Hebrew yeez-kawr; Ashkenazic Hebrew yis-kuh r, yiz-; English yis-ker]
- the Jewish service for commemorating the dead, held on Yom Kippur, Shemini Atzereth, the second day of Shavuoth, and the last day of Passover.
Origin of Yizkor
yizkōr may He be mindful
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- Judaism a memorial prayer included in the liturgy for certain festivals
from Hebrew, literally: let him remember
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