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Question 8.41:
What is the meaning of Megoreshet Megor


"Megureshet" (with a /u/ sounds after the /g/) means "she is divorded". Court pronouncements and verdicts must be said three times. Kol Nidrei, the anulment of vows said at the start of Yom Kippur, is chanted three times as well. And so, when a court finalizes a divorce, the judges say "Megureshes, megureshses, megureshes". (Or "megureshet" if they are Israeli or Sepharadic.)

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