Definition of Yizkor in English:

Yizkor

noun

  • 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.’

Origin

From Hebrew yizkōr, literally ‘may (God) remember’.

Pronunciation

Yizkor

/ˈjɪzkə/