One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A memorial service held by Jews on certain holy days for deceased relatives or martyrs.
- ‘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.’
- ‘On the Jewish holidays at the Yizkor service, I feel really good.’
- ‘These are the opening words of Yizkor, the central prayer for the dead recited on Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement.’
From Hebrew yizkōr, literally ‘may (God) remember’.
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