How many Yartzite candles to light for parents?

  1. Question: [Monday, 8th Tishreiy, 5782]

If both of my parents are deceased, how many Yartzite candles should I light on their behalf on Yom Kippur? One or two?



The mainstream custom is to light one per parent, and so rule some Poskim. However, from other Poskim it is evident that one candle suffices for both parents. Practically, one may do as he sees fit.

Sources: See Admur 610:5; Rama 610:4; Elya Raba 610:4; Bigdei Yesha; Kaf Hachaim 610:28; Nitei Gavriel 75:12

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