Recognizing Yom Hashoah In Your Home

6 Candles for Yom Hashoah

Today is Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Rememberance Day. Today take a moment and light some candles to remember those 6 million Jews that were lost in the Holocaust. You can light 6 candles to represent the 6 million Jews or even just one.

You can pause and reflect quietly or recite the Mourner’s Kaddish for those that had no one left to say it for them. Here is a transliterated reference:

Yitgadal v’yitkadash sh’mei raba.
B’alma di v’ra chirutei,
v’yamlich malchutei,
b’chayeichon uv’yomeichon
uv’chayei d’chol beit Yisrael,
baagala uviz’man kariv.


Y’hei sh’mei raba m’varach
l’alam ul’almei almaya.

Yitbarach v’yishtabach v’yitpaar
v’yitromam v’yitnasei,
v’yit’hadar v’yitaleh v’yit’halal
sh’mei d’kud’sha b’rich hu,
l’eila min kol birchata v’shirata,
tushb’chata v’nechemata,
daamiran b’alma.


Y’hei sh’lama raba min sh’maya,
v’chayim aleinu v’al kol Yisrael.

Oseh shalom bimromav,
Hu yaaseh shalom aleinu,
v’al kol Yisrael.


For Hebrew and English translations, see the Mourner’s Kaddish on the Jewish Virtual Library.

For ideas and inspiration on candle displays for Yom Hashoah, see my post on Yom Hashoah Candle Memorials.



Photo of candle from Pixabay (CCO 1.0)

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *