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Yahrzeit in Leap Year

If someone passed away on a leap yar, is their yahrzeit 12 months after or exactly the same date a year later?


The yahrzeit depends on the date, and not on a 12 month period. If somebody died, for instance, on Adar I of a leap year, the yahrzeit will be in Adar of the next year, and not in Shevat.

Sources: See Shulchan Aruch, Orach Chaim 568; Yoreh De’ah 402.

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  1. My mothet zl” passed away on the 3 tishrei ( 7 september 2013 )
    I would like please to know when is her yarzeit.
    We are Sepharadi.
    Many thanks.

    1. If she passed away on 3 Tishrei, the yahrzeit will be on 3 Tishrei of the present year (27.9.2014).

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