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What Is a Cantor?

Jeremiah Lockwood tells (and demonstrates) the duty and power of a cantor during the synagogue service.

What is a cantor? The Jewish prayer leader, also known as a hazzan or chazan, isn’t just a singer–the hazzan is the central figure who conducts weekday, Shabbat, and holiday services in a synagogue. Jeremiah Lockwood of the band The Sway Machinery explains.

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