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Yizkor

[Sephardic Hebrew yeez-kawr; Ashkenazic Hebrew yis-kuhr, yiz-; English yis-ker]
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noun Hebrew.
  1. the Jewish service for commemorating the dead, held on Yom Kippur, Shemini Atzereth, the second day of Shavuoth, and the last day of Passover.
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Origin of Yizkor

yizkōr may He be mindful
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Yizkor

noun
  1. Judaism a memorial prayer included in the liturgy for certain festivals
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Word Origin

from Hebrew, literally: let him remember
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