hazzan

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Related to hazzanim: chazan, chazzan

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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(55.) Emanuel Kirschner, "Erinnerungen aus meinem Leben, Streben und Wirken" (1933), cited in Geoffrey Goldberg, "The Training of Hazzanim in Nineteenth-Century Germany," Yuval: Studies of the Jewish Music Research Centre, vol.
Furthermore, he said, it is not generally treated as a davar shebikedusha in many communities, where, for example, a child will lead Kabbalat Shabbat, hazzanim repeat words in Lekha Dodi who never repeat words in tefilla, and the hazzan will step off the bima to dance and engage in many other frivolities that are inconsistent with a davar shebikedusha structure.
Traditional, unprofessional Sephardic hazzanim were replaced by "professional" Ashkenazic cantors, and a mostly Ashkenazic chorus was employed.
Rabbis, hazzanim, and educators felt abandoned by the intellectual leaders of the movement.
and ed., People Walk on their Heads: Moses Weinberger's Jews and Judaism in New York (New York and London: Holmes and Meier, 1981), 12-13 and chapter 9, aptly called "hazzanim."