[ Sephardic Hebrew yeez-kawr; Ashkenazic Hebrew yis-kuhr, yiz-; English yis-ker ]
/ Sephardic Hebrew yizˈkɔr; Ashkenazic Hebrew ˈyɪs kər, ˈyɪz-; English ˈyɪs kər /

noun Hebrew.

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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British Dictionary definitions for yizkor


/ (ˈjizkor) /


Judaism a memorial prayer included in the liturgy for certain festivals

Word Origin for Yizkor

from Hebrew, literally: let him remember
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