hazzan

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Related to Hazzanut: chazan, chazzan, Shaliach tzibbur

haz·zan

 (KHä′zən)
n.
Variant of chazan.
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hazzan

(xaˈzan; English ˈhɑːzən)
n
(Judaism) a variant spelling of chazan
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(76) Traces of Hassidic influence in Eastern hazzanut deepened his view of it as musically corrupt.
Idelsohn (1992) provides the most comprehensive book on Jewish music, but choirs are only mentioned in the contexts of the background history of hazzanut and the changing compositional style of music for the Reform service.
At the same time, the rapidly expanding Reform summer-camp movement offered a forum for young Jewish musicians with a taste for socially conscious folksong to experiment with material that owed more to Joan Baez and Bob Dylan than it did to traditional hazzanut, or cantorial performance.
For example, Reform Judaism did not emerge in the late nineteenth century, and most cantors from the Golden Age of Hazzanut were not captured by the Nazis, as he asserts.
Congregational singing--formerly considered the rozhinke of worship, now permeates every synagogue service like syrupy popcorn, and we are forced to go searching for even one crunchingly, deliciously satisfying moment of hazzanut. (41)