machzor

Alternative Spellings

mahzor, makhzor

Definitions

  • High Holiday prayerbook, used for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur

Example Sentences

  • "Should I buy a machzor this Rosh Hashanah?"

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew

Etymology

מחזור machzor, lit. 'cycle'; holiday prayerbook, short for מחזור תפילה)

Who Uses This

Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).

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