My Son is Having Two Yahrzeits This Year

2 memorial yahrzeit candles on black background

Which Yahrzeit Should I Observe? The anniversary of a person’s passing on the Jewish calendar is called a yahrzeit. In Yiddish, yahrzeit means ‘year time’, and is the time once a year when Jewish people acknowledge their loved ones by lighting a candle, saying Kaddish in synagogue, performing mitzvot, and studying Torah. A yahrzeit is … Continue reading My Son is Having Two Yahrzeits This Year