For many people, including many who are otherwise not observant, Yizkor has become an indispensable part of their shul experience. Indeed, although Yizkor can halachically be said privately and without a minyan, it has become a major draw to the synagogue, especially on Yom Kippur.

Delivered at the OU Israel Center, October 2, 2019, Tzom Gedalia 5780 This shiur is sponsored by Miriam Marcus in Loving memory of her dear father מרדכי בן יהושע צבי ז"ל who's 55th Yahrzeit is 11 Tishrei.