Definition of Yizkor in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈyiskər/ /ˈyiz-/ /yēzˈkôr/

noun (plural same or Yizkors)

A memorial service held by Jews on certain holy days for deceased relatives or martyrs.
Example sentences
  • On the Jewish holidays at the Yizkor service, I feel really good.
  • The Yizkor service was instituted so that the Jew may pay homage to his forebears and recall the good life and traditional goals.
  • On the day of Yizkor, one should attend services in the morning.


From Hebrew yizkōr, literally 'may (God) remember'.

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