Image: A tallit (prayer shawl) sits on an open prayer book. (MstudioG/Shutterstock)
A Machzor (or Mahzor) is a Jewish prayerbook for a major holiday. Usually when people talk about a Machzor, they are talking about the prayerbooks for the High Holy Days.
If you are unfamiliar with the Machzor, here’s an introduction: What is a Machzor?
MyJewishLearning.com has a wonderful article, Mahzor Contents: A Guide to the High Holy Days Prayers. I recommend it highly.
I just got an email from Sefaria.org about their new High Holy Day resource: Machzorim (High Holy Day Prayerbook texts.)
If you are unfamiliar with Sefaria, you can read about them here on the blog at Meet Sefaria! You may want to spend a little time playing with the interface – it’s worth the effort.
Also, if you are wondering about the extra day of Jewish holiday (“2nd day of Rosh Hashanah,” etc) Judaism101 has a good explanation of the tradition.
Some other articles on this blog:
The Hardest Prayer in the Book (Unetaneh Tokef)
Have you found any High Holy Day resources online that you’d like to share? Please do so in the comments!