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El Maleh Rachamim

Lit. “God, full of compassion”
A prayer of remembrance recited at funerals and when visiting the grave of a loved one. It is sometimes recited after receiving an aliyah to the Torah marking the yahrtzeit of a loved one. This prayer was originally recited for the Martyrs of the Crusades and the Chmielnicki massacres.

Synonyms: el maleh rachamim

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