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Yizkor

- The Memorial Prayer

Yizkor, a special memorial prayer for the departed, is recited in the shul (synagogue) four times a year, following the Torah reading on the last day of Pesach (Passover), on the second day of Shavuot, on Shemini Atzeret and on Yom Kippur.

yizkor-candleYizkor (יזכור), in Hebrew, means "Remember." It is not only the first word of the prayer, it also represents its overall theme. In this prayer, we implore G-d to remember the souls of our relatives and friends that have passed on.

When we recite Yizkor, we renew and strengthen the connection between us and our loved one, bringing merit to the departed souls, elevating them in their celestial homes.

The main component of Yizkor is our private pledge to give charity following the holiday in honor of the deceased. By giving charity, we are performing a positive physical deed in this world, something that the departed can no longer do.

The soul gains additional merit if the memory of its good deeds spur their loved ones to improve their ways.

If you need us to arrange the Yizkor for your deceased, Please fill up the form here and we gone make sure the Yizkor would be recited in a shul (synagogue) with a minyan in Jerusalem.

For print version of Yizkor - click here

Please remember those who need it most in Israel when you give tzedakah for your deceased.

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Levels of Tzedakah

  1. Giving begrudgingly
  2. Giving less that you should, but giving it cheerfully.
  3. Giving after being asked
  4. Giving before being asked
  5. Giving when you do not know the recipient's identity, but the recipient knows your identity
  6. Giving when you know the recipient's identity, but the recipient doesn't know your identity
  7. Giving when neither party knows the other's identity
  8. Enabling the recipient to become self-reliant
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