|machzor or Hebrew mahzor (maxˈzɔr, English mɑːkˈzɔː, maxˈzɔr, English mɑːkˈzɔː)|
|—n , pl -zorim|
|a Jewish prayer book containing prescribed holiday rituals|
|mahzor or Hebrew mahzor (maxˈzɔr, English mɑːkˈzɔː, maxˈzɔr, English mɑːkˈzɔː, -zɔˈriːm, -zəˈriːm)|
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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