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machzor

[Sephardic Hebrew mahkh-zohr; Ashkenazic Hebrew mahkh-zohr, -zawr, -zuh r] /Sephardic Hebrew mɑxˈzoʊr; Ashkenazic Hebrew ˈmɑx zoʊr, -zɔr, -zər/
noun, plural machzorim
[Sephardic Hebrew mahkh-zaw-reem; Ashkenazic Hebrew mahkh-zoh-rim] /Sephardic Hebrew mɑx zɔˈrim; Ashkenazic Hebrew mɑxˈzoʊ rɪm/ (Show IPA).
English
1.
machzors, Hebrew. mahzor.
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machzor

/maxˈzɔr; English mɑːkˈzɔː/
noun (pl) -zorim (-zɔˈriːm; English) (-zəˈriːm)
1.
a Jewish prayer book containing prescribed holiday rituals
Word Origin
literally: cycle
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Encyclopedia Article for machzor

originally a Jewish prayer book arranged according to liturgical chronology and used throughout the entire year. Though cantors (hazzanim) still use such a book, mahzor has come to mean the festival prayer book, as distinguished from the siddur, the prayer book used on the ordinary sabbath and on weekdays.

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