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The Dazzling Way Your Cantor Prays for Competence on the High Holidays

By On September 20, 2017

It’s hard out there for a cantor. On any regular week you have to lead a congregation in prayers, hopefully with a nice voice and a pleasing style. And if that pressure… Read More

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If Your Cantor Were a Rock Star He Would Sound Like This

By On March 30, 2015

  If you ask Brooklyn-based musician Yoshie Fruchter, the great cantors of the 20th century —Yossele Rosenblatt, Leib Glantz, and Fruchter’s own grandfather — were actually laying the groundwork for a new brand… Read More

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A Hazzan in the Opera House

By On November 5, 2010

Matisyahu might have been the first Hasidic Jew to perform inside MTV’s studio, but he wasn’t the first Orthodox Jew to be an American music superstar. Yossele Rosenblatt immigrated to America in 1912, at… Read More