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 (yēz-kôr′, yĭz′kər)
A Jewish memorial service for the dead.

[Hebrew yizkōr, may (God) remember, from zākar, to remember; see ḏkr in Semitic roots.]
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(Judaism) Judaism a memorial prayer included in the liturgy for certain festivals
[from Hebrew, literally: let him remember]
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The Yizkor website, in honor of Israel's Memorial Day, allows every user to light a candle, write a personal dedication and share with their Facebook friends.
Scores of Jewish workers and with them merchants and factory owners stopped their work this afternoon for 10 minutes and more all over the United States as thousands of stores and businesses closed to demonstrate and participate in a "Yizkor" for the casualties of the first battles in the Warsaw ghetto.
Yizkor, which follows the authentic experiences of two teenagers, Ariella and Moshe, between May 1939 and May 1944, will be shown at The Holocaust Exhibition and Learning Centre at the University of Huddersfield.
It will feature the movie "Coco," as well as remembering ancestors and the Yizkor Memorial Prayers.
If you're the synagogue type, you'll have the opportunity to attend the Yizkor memorial service that takes place four times a year, including on Yom Kippur.
Yom Kippur is one of four occasions during the year that the Yizkor is read.
Aren't all Yizkor books commemorating lost communities, and all the massive documentation of the six million
It didn't happen overnight, but every day more Yizkor (memorial) books for destroyed towns, birth and death records, and archival databases became accessible, produced by online communities dedicated to sharing information.
At the end of the novella, the character walks into a funeral parlor and weeps explosively for a complete stranger--for a reason that remains difficult to extricate from the text--but really for all the suffering of all the world; or as Emily Buddick Miller argues in her essay, "Yizkor For the Six Million," Tommy weeps for all the lost Jewish lives of the Holocaust.
Hugo Gold), which was published as a type of "Yizkor"-book in Israel in 1958 and 1962.
Much is revealed by comparing the entries in the Encyclopaedia of Jewish Communities, Yizkor books, the Virtual Shtetl and Zchor web sites, and survivor testimony.