The Yahrzeit Candle / Yizkor Service
There are 4 times a year when Jews light a special candle, called a Yahrzeit Candle, in memory of loved ones who have died.
Yizkor is a memorial service which is recited on Yom Kippur as well as the last days of Passover, Shavuot, and Sukkot. Yizkor, which is the Hebrew word for "remember", asks G-d to remember those we mourn and to grant them proper rest.
A Yahrzeit Candle is lit at sundown on...
- The first night of Yom Kippur
- The night of Shemini Atzeret (the 8th night of Sukkot)
- The second night of Shavuot
- The last night of Passover
The Yizkor service takes place the following day.
The Final Days of Sukkot: Shemini Atzeret & Simchat Torah
Lead up to the High Holidays: The Month of Elul
High Holy Days Recipes
Did You Know? : Rosh Hashanah
High Holy Days Blog Postings
The Month of Elul | Rosh Hashanah | Tashlich | Yom Kippur | The Festival of Sukkot
Shemini Atzeret | Simchat Torah | The Shofar (I) | The Shofar (II) | Video Shofar | Sweet Eating
Special Holiday Foods | Holiday Menu Ideas | Holiday Recipes | The Yahrzeit Candle
G-d ! What's up?? | Presidential Greeting | Jewish Holiday Blog | Holiday Videos | Holiday Goodies
Holiday Crafts | Holiday Coloring Pix | New Years eCards | Newsletter/Text Msg | Advertise With Us
Link to Us | Contact Us | High Holy Days Home | Site Map
© Copyright 1995-2015, Holidays on the Net
Reproduction or other use without written consent is illegal