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When is the first Yahrtzeit, the date of death or date of burial?

 

Question:

My father died יג חשון תשעט which was a leap year. He was buried טו חשון תשעט.

What date will the first yahrtzeit be? The date of death יג or date of burial טו? I’m getting conflicting answers.

 

Answer:

The yahrtzeit is observed on the day of passing, יג חשון, even the first year and even when the burial took place on a later date.

 

Source:

Hayom Yom 13 Shevat.

 

 

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