There is a Jewish custom of offering a prayer of remembrance – Yizkor – on the High Hoidays and Jewish festivals throughout the year. On these significant days a few moments are set aside to recall dear relatives who no longer are with us in this world. Generally yizkor is recited for a deceased mother, father, sister, brothers, spouse, or a child.
We have taken note that certain prayer books and machzorim (high holiday prayer books) do not include the yizkor prayer for a child. We thought it would be helpful to have a clear version available on our website.
It is important to note that while it is customary to recite the prayer within the prayer service in a synagogue setting, yizkor can be recited in one’s house and alone.
For a deeper insight and wisdom regarding the yizkor prayer we recommend reading a beautifully written exposition about the prayer from a master educator, Rabbi Shimon Apisdorf. Click here