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Rav Schachter writes: Some poskim question whether one is permitted to light a yahrtzeit candle on the second day of Yom Tov in honor of Yizkor. The Kitzur Shulchan Aruch (98:1) cites poskim on both sides of the issue and concludes that one should not light such a candle on Yom Tov. He views it as a “ner shel avtala,” a candle whose light does not provide ...


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This is indeed the custom as recorded by the Rema in SA YD 376:4 The mourners recite Kaddish even on the Sabbath and Festivals, but it is not customary for them to lead the services on the Sabbath and Festivals, although there exists no prohibition against [this] matter. Commentators note the conflict between the elevated level of joy in the prayers and ...


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