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 Rabbi Scheinerman's Home Page - Yahrzeit
When the yahrzeit falls on Shabbat, the yahrzeit candle should be lit prior to lighting Shabbat candles, since the lighting of Shabbat candles initiates Shabbat and no flame may be lit after that until Shabbat ends.
Yahrzeit candles, which can be purchased in most supermarkets, are designed to burn more than 24 hours so they will remain burning throughout the yahrzeit.
Since lighting a yahrzeit candle is a minhag (custom) and not a matter of halakhah (law) there is no reason to object to these, though I have a sense that something is loss in substituting an electric bulb for a geuine flame.
scheinerman.net /judaism/rituals/yahrzeit.html   (630 words)

 Third Temple .com - Almanac
Yahrzeit of Rabbi Yechez'kel Levinstein, mashgi'ach of the Poneivich Yeshiva (5734/1974)
Yahrzeit of Rabbi Chanoch Henich HaKohen of Alexander.
Yahrzeit of Rabbi Shlomo Zalman Auerbach, Rosh Yeshiva of Kol Torah, Jerusalem
www.thirdtemple.com /JewishTime/adar.html   (1356 words)

 retired yahrzeit cards
The synagogue keeps records of yahrzeits so that living relatives of the deceased can recite special prayers on these dates, thereby honoring their loved ones.
Yahrzeits for these people are no longer being observed by the synagogue, because there are no living relatives still associated with the synagogue.
Yahrzeit dates which are still actively observed by the synagogue are available through the synagogue office.
www.agudath-achim.org /retired_yahrzeit_cards.htm   (200 words)

 Q & A on Jewish Mourning Customs
Yahrzeit means anniversary (yahr-year plus zeit-time), The anniversary is remembered by lighting a candle or oil lamp the evening before the yahrzeit date.
The yahrzeit date should always be determined by the date of death due to the fact that the burial might have occurred several days later because of unavoidable circumstances.
If the yahrzeit falls in December, January or February it is advisable to postpone the unveiling untill more favorable weather in April or May. This delay is permissible because of inclement weather.
home1.gte.net /vze85rns/id2.html   (5809 words)

 Jewish Death and Mourning Customs - Utah Hillel: The Foundation For Jewish Campus Life (University of Utah, Salt Lake ...
Yahrzeit is observed each year on the date of death according to the Hebrew calendar.
The Yahrzeit observance lasts a full day and it is customary to attend services on the evening Yahrzeit begins as well as the morning and afternoon of the next day.
Yahrzeit: The anniversary of the date of death according to the Hebrew calendar.
www.utah.edu /hillel/mourning.htm   (3197 words)

 MyJewishLearning.com - Lifecycle: Yahrzeit
The yahrzeit is a time of remembering the dead by reciting the Kaddish, lighting a 24-hour candle, and remembering the person who has died.
The most significant of these is yahrzeit, the anniversary of the death, which is observed according to the Hebrew calendar.
A 24-hour candle is lit and, as one woman I know says: "The spirit of the dead person fills the room again for 24 hours." One attends synagogue for the evening, morning, and afternoon services and again recites the Kaddish [the memorial prayer].
www.myjewishlearning.com /lifecycle/Death/Burial_Mourning/Yahrzeit.htm   (263 words)

 Yahrzeit Reports
“Yahrzeit Reports” prints custom reports based on the information in the yahrzeit and demographic modules and generates merge files of data which are used with a word processor to print notification letters or cards.
Note that there are 54 fields from the yahrzeit and membership modules, including dates of death and dates of observance.
Usually, records selected for Yahrzeit reports or merge files are determined by their date of observance.
www.foglecomputing.com /foglenew/TTHelp/TempleYahrzeit_Reports.htm   (733 words)

 Death and Mourning - InterfaithFamily.com
And then there is the Yahrzeit, that brief candle which marks the anniversaries of deaths and signals families to mourn yet again.
Yahrzeit is a gift--it allows us to recall our loved ones and bask in their spirits again, to be with them again, to see them in the flame and feel them in our heart.
And I thought about how it took a Christian to teach me that the Yahrzeit is a celebration, a shining reminder that life, and the memory of those who lived, is a blessing to us all.
www.interfaithfamily.com /site/apps/nl/content2.asp?c=ekLSK5MLIrG&b=297374&ct=323825   (855 words)

Spinning a web of struggle, joy, tragedy and love, Yahrzeit uncovers the dramatic journey of a family and the rebirth of a nation.
In Yahrzeit (memorial days), the family matriarchs take us on a dramatic journey through time, during the most important events of modern history in Israel.
Continued in Jerusalem, Lebanon, Palestine, the United States and Israel, the Yahrzeit candle-lighting ceremony becomes a symbol of the love and inescapable commitment of these women toward their people and family alike.
www.israelbooks.com /bookDetails.asp?book=313   (105 words)

 HMP: Yahrzeit
Yahrzeit marks the anniversary of the death according to the Jewish calendar.
Traditionally, a yahrzeit candle is lit at sunset the night before the yahrzeit date, and kept lit throughout the following day until it burns itself out.
Although there are no standard prayers to commemorate a yahrzeit, many people recite some of the psalms that relate to the funeral service or other prayers or readings that seem appropriate.
www.hillsidememorial.com /JewishMourning/Yahrzeit.htm   (158 words)

 The Yahrzeit Organization - PastQuestion’s and Answers
The Yahrzeit Organization takes no Halacha responsibility for the answers given and advises every one to consult with their local Rabbi at all times.
When is the first yahrzeit in a year with adar I and II Do we light the candle on the preceeding evening, or on the morning
however, the Yahrzeit is on the day of burial for the first year and thereafter always on the date of death.
www.yahrzeit.org /qag.html   (2882 words)

 National Museum of American Jewish Military History
The Yahrzeit - the anniversary of the death of a relative, is observed as a solemn occasion in all branches of Judaism.
This Yahrzeit site recognizes them for their achievements and their love in the context that meant so much to them.
Please note that this Yahrzeit program is not only for Veterans, it is open to everyone.
www.nmajmh.org /kiosk   (307 words)

 Mount Sinai Memorial Parks and Mortuaries - Yahrzeit and Kaddish   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
To retrieve a Yahrzeit date, type in either the English or Hebrew date of
If you wish to view the Yahrzeit dates for any year in the upcoming decade, click on Next 10.
Yahrzeit calculations are dependent upon both the day and time of death.
www.mt-sinai.com /yahrzeit   (175 words)

 Kaddish Related Definitions
On the day of the Yahrzeit, the Kaddish can cause the soul to rise to higher levels in Gan Eden itself.
The Yahrzeit is a time of judgment for the deceased.
Yahrzeit is the yearly anniversary of the death of a father, mother, relative, or member of one's extended family such as grandfathers, grandmothers, uncles, aunts, brothers, and sisters.
www.mnemotrix.com /kaddish/terms.html   (777 words)

 Essays: Yahrzeit
A Yahrzeit is commemorated through the recitation of Kaddish by members of the family, as well as by leading the communal prayers in the role of Shaliach Tzibur.
After the Yahrzeit passes there are other customs to be observed, such as the recitation of yizkor on the designated holidays, and the perpetuation of the memory by establishing institutions in memoriam.
Her yahrzeit is the 22nd of Shevat which alludes to the 22 letters of the Alef-Beis through which the world was created and through which the G-dly life-force infuses the material world.
www.sichosinenglish.com /essays/59.htm   (4149 words)

 Halacha-Yomi - Torah.org
A person commemorating a yahrzeit and, similarly, a person observing the thirty days of mourning have priority over other mourners who are in the year of mourning.
Thus, it is proper that the Kaddish d'rabbonon and the Kaddish after Oleinu be given to the person commemorating a yahrzeit or the person observing the thirty days of mourning, while the other Kaddishim should be divided among the other mourners if their number equals the number of the Kaddishim.
If many people commemorating a yahrzeit are present, each one is entitled to at least one Kaddish, even if by doing so, the person observing the thirty days of mourning will not be left with a single Kaddish.
www.torah.org /learning/halacha/classes/class67.html   (263 words)

 Tishrei   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Binding of Yitzhaq Avenu and Yahrzeit of Sarah Imenu, 2085.
Yahrzeit of Rabbeinu haTzadiq NA NACH NACHMA NACHMAN of UMAN in 5571.
23: Simhas Torah in lands of Exile and Yahrzeit of the Hornestepler in Denver CO, 5742.
www.rebshlomo.org /months/tishrei.html   (686 words)

 Halachah in Brief #32
First, let us remember the significance of Yahrzeit for the relatives of the deceased; they say Kaddish on that day, many fast, many learn Mishnayot for the merit of the departed, many visit the gravesite on that day, and many light a Yahrzeit candle to commemorate the day.
Certainly if someone observed both months on the first Yahrzeit, that person is obligated to observe both days for all time, unless they are matir neder, they annul their implicit vow to observe both months.
Even if one does this, however, personal humra cannot be used to arrogate to oneself the right to lead the services if there are other hiyyuvim (other people who are vying for the right to lead the community as part of their observances in honor of departed relatives) present.
www.rjconline.org /hib32.htm   (808 words)

 Kolel's Yahrzeit Board
Honouring the anniversary of the passing of a family member is often commemorated with lighting a plaque on a Yahrzeit board.
Through the process of learning, benefit will accrue to the person sponsoring the study, the person studying and the soul of the deceased person in whose merit the studying is being undertaken.
On this, the second day of Chanukah, the light of the Jewish community is brighter with the honour that all of you have bestowed upon your family and friends by honouring their memory on this Yahrzeit wall.
www.kolel.org /pages/yahrzeit.html   (568 words)

 Yahrzeit : September 11 Observed @ Museum of Jewish Heritage
Yahrzeit : September 11 Observed @ Museum of Jewish Heritage
To commemorate the first anniversary of September 11, the Museum presents an exhibition that observes the yahrzeit of our collective loss.
A yahrzeit is the Jewish observance that marks the anniversary of a death.
www.mjhnyc.org /yahrzeit/visit.htm   (422 words)

 Shmais.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
However, if there is a regular mourner, the one who has yahrzeit has the power to override the mourner only once.
Thus, if he davens in a shul where there is a mourner and there is just one minyan and the one who has Yahrzeit took the amud in Adar Rishon instead of the mourner, then in Adar Sheni he is not entitled to take away the amud from the mourner.
According to the Chasam Sofer (as brought in Nachamu Ami) the main observance of the Yahrzeit is in Adar Sheni.
www.shmais.com /printnews.cfm?ID=8560   (279 words)

 Tammuz - This Day in Jewish History - OU.ORG
Yahrzeit of Rabbi Yitzchak HaLevi Herzog, first chief rabbi of the State of Israel, 1959.
It was estimated that over a 250,000 copies of the KSA were extant at the time of the authors death.
Yahrzeit of Rashi, "best friend" of anyone who learns Torah or Talmud, 1105.
www.ou.org /about/judaism/bhyom/hebrew/tammuz.htm   (1113 words)

 Life, Death and Mourning
After the avelut period is complete, the family of the deceased is not permitted to continue formal mourning; however, there are a few continuing acknowledgments of the decedent.
In addition, during services on Yom Kippur, Shemini Atzeret, the last day of Passover, and Shavu'ot, after the haftarah reading in synagogue, close relatives recite the mourner's prayer, Yizkor ("May He remember...") in synagogue.
Yahrzeit candles are also lit on those days.
www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org /jsource/Judaism/death.html   (2763 words)

We must beware, that which is suppressed in individuals or our collective memory has a way of rising sometime in the future like the monster under the bed.
What we need is to create each year is a "Yahrzeit".
Yahrzeit is the permission to stay and feel the hurt of love's death, but also a time to act on the gift that love was in the first place, to restore our joy in life if we can, to celebrate and commemorate, to give, to light a candle's flame."
members.tripod.com /the_questress-ivil/wtcjournal/id47.html   (740 words)

 Yahrzeit : September 11 Observed @ Museum of Jewish Heritage
In that spirit, our exhibition honors the yahrzeit - the anniversary - of the losses sustained a year ago.
The Museum's proximity to the site of the tragedy, our identity as a downtown cultural institution, and our mission of remembrance compel us to reflect and remember with the community and our neighbors.
Your remarks may be listed in a notebook of responses compiled from other online visitors and visitors to the special exhibition.
www.mjhnyc.org /yahrzeit/about.htm   (191 words)

 PlannedLegacy implements first electronic Yahrzeit Memorial Display - Traditional Jewish values preserved while ...
Authorized Synagogue staff can now add, delete and revise Yahrzeit names, dates, biographies and photographs as well as family tree connections, from the convenience of their office.
Displayed on a 40-inch LCD screen with an infrared Touch Overlay, the electronic Yahrzeit Memorial Display maintains the dignity of a traditional bronze or wooden wall, but also incorporates compelling features and innovations which greatly enhance the personal remembrance experience.
The enhanced communications offered by the interactive Yahrzeit Memorial Display and the self-cycling digital signage display are helping the Shaarey Zedek Synagogue to create a more dynamic connection with their congregation.
www.plannedlegacy.com /media_release/electronic-yahrzeit-memorial-display-pr-032606.html   (665 words)

 Castles Burning
Yahrzeit candle burns for twenty-four hours—a steady, dim incandescence.
Some of my gentile friends use these candles on their tables at small dinner parties, though many ceased the practice when they learned the candles’ intended purpose.
Yahrzeit candle to burn for the entire second week of the month.
www.personal.psu.edu /faculty/p/m/pmk8/yahrzeit.htm   (593 words)

 GLTorah - Yahrzeit Wall   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
This lovely Memorial Board is a way to remember our departed love ones and to honor them by placing their name on this plaque to be displayed prominently in our sanctuary.
There will also be a light that will burn bright on their yahrzeit and all yizkor observances.
The rest of the Memorial Board has 100 spaces to affix a lovely yahrzeit plaque inscribed with your loved ones name for a donation of $360.00 each.
www.gltorah.org /yahrzeit.htm   (278 words)

While we encourage you to join us for services at any time, it is especially important when observing a Yahrzeit.
Remember that the Yahrzeit is observed on the Friday and Saturday preceding the date listed.
Yahrzeit Plaques orders are available to purchase through the synagogue office, please contact the our office for prices.
www.cbsdover.com /Yahrzeit.html   (148 words)

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