11/17/10

What is a Mahzor?

What is a machzor or mahzor? It's a prayer book usually for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, the High Holy Days of the Jewish calendar. It can also be a prayer book for the other Jewish holidays.

The word mahzor means a cycle, a return, which is what holidays do; they recur annually.

The new Conservative mahzor is called "Lev Shalem" meaning a whole heart. It's a beautiful book, one which we shall be reviewing and commenting on in the coming months. Why now? It's not the right season, you say!

Now, because we are preparing a new course, "The Liturgy of the Days of Awe" for the Jewish Theological Seminary in the spring semester.

Here is the professional promotional trailer video for the book.

3 comments:

Dr. Claude Mariottini said...

Tzvee,

I enjoyed the video. Where can I buy the CD with the music that is in the video?

Claude Mariottini

tzvee said...

Try Craig Taubman, http://craignco.com/shop/inscribe.php
for music of the holy days.

Not sure it is him on the video, but there is a link and reference to him in the credits on the trailer.

Dr. Claude Mariottini said...

tzvee,

Thank you for the information.

Claude Mariottini