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When is Yizkor recited?

by Rabbi Simcha Bart


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Yizkor is recited following the morning Torah reading of:

Yom Kippur
Shmini Atzeret
the last day of Pesach
the second day of Shavuot

See "How can I find dates of upcoming Jewish Holidays?"

Yizkor is recited on these days even when they fall on Shabbat.

See also "What is Yizkor?" and "Why is Yizkor recited on certain festivals?"


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(pl: Shabbatot). Hebrew word meaning "rest." It is a Biblical commandment to sanctify and rest on Saturday, the seventh day of the week. This commemorates the fact that after creating the world in six days, G-d rested on the seventh.
Torah is G–d’s teaching to man. In general terms, we refer to the Five Books of Moses as “The Torah.” But in truth, all Jewish beliefs and laws are part of the Torah.
Yom Kippur
Day of Atonement. This late-autumn high-holiday is the holiest day of the year. We devote this day to repentance and all healthy adults are required to fast.
Early summer festival marking the day when the Jews received the Torah at Mount Sinai in the year 2448 (1312 BCE).
Shmini Atzeret
A joyous one-day autumn festival immediately following the holiday of Sukkot. Outside Israel this holiday is celebrated for two days, the second day is known as Simchat Torah.
Passover. A Biblically mandated early-spring festival celebrating the Jewish exodus from Egypt in the year 1312 BCE.
Prayers for the souls of departed relatives, recited during the holiday prayer services.