Question:

Dear Rabbi,

If a yahrzeit falls on a saturday, how does Israel observe. Assuming we do not light a candle overnight, one may not light on sabbath.

Many thanks.

Answer:

Correct we may not light the candle on shabbos. Light the yahrzeit candle before lighting the shabbos candles. If one has already accepted the shabbos, they may light the yahrzeit candle after making havdalah on the eve after shabbos.

 

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