machzor

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).

      Alternative Spellings

      mahzor, makhzor

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