Cantor
(4,129 words)

The cantor designs and leads the musical parts of the Jewish religious service. The term "cantor" was established in modern times. The office itself goes back to the time after the destruction of the Temple and was established during the development of the synagogue rite; it correlated with the need of the community of a proficien…

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Marsha Bryan Edelman, Philadelphia, “Cantor”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017.. Consulted online on 23 November 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0396>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20170409



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