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Transliteration Hebrew Definition
Yartzeit

יאָרצייט

The anniversary of the death of a loved one, traditionally marked by lighting a special candle, reciting the Kaddish at services, and giving Tzedakah.

Yasher koach

יישר כוח

What we say to congratulate someone for a job well done. Literally: May your strength be firm.

Yesodot

יְסוֹדוֹת

Literally, foundations or basics, Yesodot is a Shir Tikva initiative to give families the essential tools for creating a Jewish home.

Yizkor

יִזְקוֹר

Special memorial prayers that are recited at holiday services.

Yom Ha-Atzma’ut

יוֹם הָעֲצְמַאוּת

Israel’s Independence Day.

Yom HaShoah

יוֹם הַשׁוֹאָה

Holocaust Memorial Day.

Yom Hazikaron

יום הזיכרו

Israeli Fallen Soldiers and Victims of Terrorism Remembrance Day.

Yom Kippur

יוֹם כִּפּוּר

Day of Atonement.

Yom Tov

יוֹם טוֹב

The generic term for a Jewish holiday.