Definition of Yizkor in English:

Yizkor

noun

  • A memorial service held by Jews on certain holy days for deceased relatives or martyrs.

    • ‘These are the opening words of Yizkor, the central prayer for the dead recited on Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement.’
    • ‘On the Jewish holidays at the Yizkor service, I feel really good.’
    • ‘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.’

Origin

From Hebrew yizkōr, literally may (God) remember.

Pronunciation:

Yizkor

/ˈjɪzkə/