Definition of "yahrzeit" [yahrzeit]

  • (noun) The anniversary of a person's death, often of a parent's.

Use "yahrzeit" in a sentence

  • "While the body of her work reflects an unending quest for absolute perfection of form, she also produced functional pieces, such as yahrzeit (memorial) lamps."
  • "The yahrzeit candle symbolized as much the loss of life as the loss of our innocence."
  • "In a subsection titled "Life Cycle Rituals," Prothero announces that Jewish mourning rituals include "a seven-day period of sitting shiva in the home followed by burial, Kaddish prayers for the dead, and a one-year-anniversary remembrance called the yahrzeit.""

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