The days of shivah and the yahrtzeit (Jewish anniversary of passing) are especially vital times for the departed soul. While any Torah study brings merit to the departed's soul, classic Jewish sources cite specific customs which are said to be particularly propitious for these days. These customs are discussed in detail in The Neshamah Should Have an Aliyah, pp. 58-63 and 130-132.

See p. 152 of The Neshamah Should Have an Aliyah for a list of Mishnayos perakim (chapters) for each letter of the Alef-Beis.

See pp. 153-164 of The Neshamah Should Have an Aliyah for individual Mishnayos, one for each letter of the Alef-Beis.

Below you will find a number of printable resources to assist you in fulfilling these customs:

Click here for the final four Mishnahs from the seventh chapter of Tractate Mikvaos, the initial four letters of which spell the word נשמה, soul.

Click here for the entire seventh chapter of Tractate Mikvaos.

Click here for the twenty-fourth chapter of Tractate Keilim; the seventeen Mishnahs of this chapter represent the numerical value of the Hebrew word טוב, good.

See p. 74 of The Neshamah Should Have an Aliyah for the Ana prayer recited after learning Torah or saying Tehillim on behalf of the departed.

 
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