- the separation between men and women in Orthodox prayer spaces [lit. "separation"]
- "Once I was of bat-mitzvah age, I was no longer able to cross to the men's side of the mechitza freely."
Languages of Origin
- Textual Hebrew
- Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
- North America
- The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
- The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).
- This word is most commonly used by Orthodox Jews. The mechitza is usually found in synagogue setting, but can also be used at celebrations such as a wedding where there is dancing involved.
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