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Yahrtzeit, The

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Yahrtzeit, The: (Yiddish lit., “time of year”); the anniversary of someone’s passing, observed by the recitation of Kaddish, the study of mishnayot, etc.
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The anniversary of a loved one's passing is a time to honor his or her memory by reciting the kaddish prayer, giving extra charity and learning Torah. Determine the Hebrew date of your loved one's passing for this year or any other.
Reflections on My Mother's Yahrtzeit
The doctors and nurses began referring to her as the Miracle Woman, so taken by her history of withstanding so many battles one after another. It struck me how tenacious her grip on life was, how unwilling she was to surrender against all odds...
Question: Almost a year ago, I lost my child. I watch the world moving along while I am left behind in the memory of her and of what could have been. Now the first yartzeit is coming up. What is that supposed to mean to me? Where do I take things from her...
Contemporary Halachah and Kitzur Shulchan Aruch
Laws of Yahrtzeit and Lag B’Omer
A purposeful soul is not content to be, it wants to secure a purpose. Hence being alive is only a preparation for true life. True life begins when we give life to others. Through birth or inspiration we give life which can be given again to others at infi...
Normally, a yahrtzeit is observed on the anniversary (on the Jewish calendar) of the passing. If the deceased was buried two or more days after the death, some have the custom of observing the first yahrtzeit on the anniversary of the day of the burial as...
Question: I have recently been reading up on how to honor the dead. I really believe that I can benefit my loved ones in the next worlds by doing good things in their honor in this one. I recently found out the dates of their deaths, and my question is: C...
The Significance of the Yahrtzeit... Feelings Associated with the Day... Calculating the Date of the Yartzeit... Some Yartzeit Customs... Being Called to the Torah... The Yahrtzeit Candle... Kaddish... Leading the Prayers... L'Chayim... Study of Mishnah.....
We may now fathom the logic for saying Kaddish once again at the close of the 12 months. The recitation of Kaddish for 11 months was for the purpose of helping the soul rise from level to level. In continuation to those ascents we say Kaddish again after ...
The Yartzeit should not call forth any feeling of sadness, but rather a feeling of earnest reflection, introspection and self-examination. With a view to attuning one’s life on this earth to the life-path of the soul Above, which is constantly on the asce...
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