As far as I have seen, "El Maleh" for the departed is said only a day when the Torah is read, assuming that Tachanun is said that day (I'm not referring to its recital during Yizkor or Shabbat mincha.)

If a person's yahrtzeit falls on a non-Torah-reading day, when should the deceased's relative say El Maleh - before or after the yahrtzeit date? Does it not matter? Is there a different protocol for the first Yahrtzeit?


When to do "missing" Nissan "Kel Maleh"? According to the answer given here one should say the kel maleh on the shabbat preceding the yahrtzeit or the last shabbat before the yahrtzeit that one can say a kel maleh.

  • Hi Yosef - A belated welcome to Mi Yodeya. I have seen you post a few previous questions. I didn't realize that the 2nd answer, there, answers this question, as well.
    – DanF
    Jun 14 '17 at 18:40

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