Pronunciation: ( Seph.mu-khē-tsä'; Ashk. mu-khē'tsu), [key]
—pl. -hit•zoth, hit•zot, -hit•zosPronunciation: ( Seph.-khē-tsôt'; Ashk. -khē'tsuz, -khē'tsōs). [key] Hebrew.
a curtain or other divider that serves as a partition between the women's and the men's sections in Orthodox Jewish synagogues. Also,mechitzah.
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