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Is there a prayer recited when lighting a Yahrtzeit candle?

by Rabbi Simcha Bart

  

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There are those who say the following words while lighting the candle:


"I light this candle to bring peace to the soul of ________ (insert Jewish name) ben (son of) [or if it's a woman - bat (daughter of)] ________ (insert father's Jewish name)."

If the Jewish name of the deceased (or the deceased's father) is not known, the secular name may be used.


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