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  • noun Alternative spelling of yahrzeit.

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Examples

  • Today is the yortsayt of Truman Capote—the twentieth-fifth anniversary of his death from “liver disease complicated by phlebitis and multiple drug intoxication,” as the Los Angeles County coroner dutifully reported—although yortsayt may not be the best word to use in connection with someone who once attacked “the Jewish Mafia in American letters” which “controls much of the literary scene” through “Jewish-dominated” publications that “make or break writers by advancing or withholding attention.”

    Remembering Truman Capote

  • Today is the yortsayt of Truman Capote—the twentieth-fifth anniversary of his death from “liver disease complicated by phlebitis and multiple drug intoxication,” as the Los Angeles County coroner dutifully reported—although yortsayt may not be the best word to use in connection with someone who once attacked “the Jewish Mafia in American letters” which “controls much of the literary scene” through “Jewish-dominated” publications that “make or break writers by advancing or withholding attention.”

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