Yizkor: The Memorial Prayer Service

March 24, 2014, by

Yizkor is the memorial service recited for deceased parents and other relatives at several points throughout the year. The name of the prayer means “May He remember” (“He” being God and “Yizkor” being the first word of the prayer). Not only do many who recite the prayer find it to be a moving, emotional experience, […]

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The Yizkor Prayer for Martyrs

July 6, 2006, by

The translation and transliteration below are adapted, with permission, from the Seif Edition of the Transliterated Siddur, for Shabbat and Festivals, a Mesorah Publication for the OU Centennial, with Introductory Essays and Comments by Rabbi Benjamin Yudin. Meaning of “Bond of Life” The term “bond of life” which appears below in the request that the […]

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The Yizkor Prayer for One’s Female Relative

July 6, 2006, by

The translation and transliteration below are adapted, with permission, from the Seif Edition of the Transliterated Siddur, for Shabbat and Festivals, a Mesorah Publication for the OU Centennial, with Introductory Essays and Comments by Rabbi Benjamin Yudin. Introduction In the Yizkor Prayer below, whenever the name of the deceased is mentioned, it is given in […]

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The Yizkor Prayer for One’s Male Relative

July 6, 2006, by

The translation and transliteration below are adapted, with permission, from the Seif Edition of the Transliterated Siddur, for Shabbat and Festivals, a Mesorah Publication for the OU Centennial, with Introductory Essays and Comments by Rabbi Benjamin Yudin. Introduction In the Yizkor Prayer below, whenever the name of the deceased is mentioned, it is given in […]

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The Yizkor Prayer for One’s Mother

July 6, 2006, by

The translation and transliteration below are adapted, with permission, from the Seif Edition of the Transliterated Siddur, for Shabbat and Festivals, a Mesorah Publication for the OU Centennial, with Introductory Essays and Comments by Rabbi Benjamin Yudin. Introduction In the Yizkor Prayer below, whenever the name of the deceased is mentioned, it is given in […]

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Yizkor Prayer for One’s Father

July 6, 2006, by

The translation and transliteration below are adapted, with permission, from the Seif Edition of the Transliterated Siddur, for Shabbat and Festivals, a Mesorah Publication for the OU Centennial, with Introductory Essays and Comments by Rabbi Benjamin Yudin. Introduction In the Yizkor Prayer below, whenever the name of the deceased is mentioned, it is given in […]

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Yizkor

July 6, 2006, by

The “Yizkor” Service, better named the “Memorial Prayers” service, consists of three main components: 1. The Preface 2. “Yizkor” ["May the L-rd Remember"] 3. “E-l Malei Rachamim” ["G-d, Full of Mercy"] Hashem, mah Adam…? Hashem, what is Man…? “Hashem, mah Adam vatayda-ayhu, ben enosh vat’chash’vayhu? Adam la-hevel damah, yamav k’tzayl ovayr. Baboker yatzitz v’chalaf, la-erev […]

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