mahzor

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mah·zor

also mach·zor (mäKH′zôr′, -zər, mäKH-zôr′)
n. pl. mah·zor·im (-zôr′ĭm, -zô-rēm′) or mah·zors also mach·zor·im or mach·zors
A Jewish prayer book used during the High Holy Days.

[Mishnaic Hebrew maḥăzôr, cycle, mahzor, from ḥāzar, to go around, return; see ḥḏr in Semitic roots.]

mahzor

(maxˈzɔr; English mɑːkˈzɔː)
n, pl -zorim (-zɔˈriːm; English -zəˈriːm)
(Other Non-Christian Religious Writings) a variant spelling of machzor

mah•zor

(mɑxˈzoʊr; Eng. ˈmɑx zər)

n., pl. mah•zo•rim (mɑx zɔˈrim)
Eng. mah•zors.
Hebrew. a Jewish prayer book designed for use on festivals and holy days.
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Bringing together Rabbi Sacks's acclaimed introductions to the Koren Sacks Mahzorim, "Ceremony & Celebration: Introduction to the Holidays" reveals the stunning and complex interplay of biblical laws, rabbinic edicts, liturgical themes, communal rituals and profound religious meaning of each of the five central Jewish holidays.
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