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.


Dr. Claude Mariottini said...


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

Claude Mariottini

Tzvee Zahavy 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...


Thank you for the information.

Claude Mariottini