Yahrzeit: Anniversary of a Death

Each year on the on the anniversary of the death (based on the Hebrew calendar), a candle should be lit and burn all day in the house of the mourner. Underlying this is the verse from Proverbs 20:27, “The spirit of man is the lamp of the Lord.” A candle is also lit in memory of the deceased on Yom Kippur Eve.

We offer a battery operated electric candle available that is equally approved and safer for those who do not want to have a fire in the home for 24 hours. Good for nursing homes, dorms and other places where fire is not safe or allowed.

Links about Yahrzeit:

A Rabbi’s Commentary – conservative

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