Yahrzeit(redirected from yahrzeits)
The anniversary of the death of a relative, observed with mourning and the recitation of religious texts.
(Judaism) Judaism the anniversary of the death of a close relative, on which it is customary to kindle a light and recite the Kaddish and also, in some communities, to observe a fast
[Yiddish, from Middle High German jārzīt anniversary; see year, tide1]
Yahr•zeit(ˈyɑr tsaɪt, ˈyɔr-)
Judaism. the anniversary of the death of a parent or other close relative, observed by lighting a candle and reciting the Kaddish.
[1850–55; < Yiddish yortsayt]