Yahrzeit: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (yär'tsīt, yôr'-), [key]
— n. Judaism.
  1. the anniversary of the death of a parent, sibling, child, or spouse, observed by lighting a memorial lamp or candle the night before and reciting the Kaddish at the evening service of the day before and at the morning and afternoon services of the day itself.
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