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Post-Mourning Practices and Procedures

The Monument, Grave Visitations and Prayers, The Unveiling, Yizkor: Recalling the Dead, Yahrzeit: Memorial Anniversary

Why a Monument... Types of Monuments... When to Erect the Monument... Inscription and Style...
Proper Times for Visiting the Grave... Personal Prayers and Devotions... Memorial Prayer (Kel Malei Rachamim)
Customs and Procedures of the "Unveiling" Service
The Origins and Significance of the Yizkor Memorial Prayer... The Rubric of the Memorial Service... Text of the Yizkor... For Whom Yizkor Is Recited... When Is Yizkor Recited? ... Candle Lighting for Yizkor...
About the Yahrzeit... Yahrzeit Home Observances... The Yahrzeit Candle... Synagogue Yahrzeit Observances... Cemetery Yahrzeit Observances... Calculating the Date of the Yahrzeit...

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