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Yizkor

[Sephardic Hebrew yeez-kawr; Ashkenazic Hebrew yis-kuh r, yiz-; English yis-ker] /Sephardic Hebrew yizˈkɔr; Ashkenazic Hebrew ˈyɪs kər, ˈyɪz-; English ˈyɪs kər/
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.
Origin of Yizkor
yizkōr may He be mindful
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Yizkor

/ˈjizkor/
noun
1.
(Judaism) a memorial prayer included in the liturgy for certain festivals
Word Origin
from Hebrew, literally: let him remember
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