Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Variant of chazan.

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  • n. a Jewish cantor in a synagogue

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In Jewish use, an overseer; specifically, an official of a Jewish synagogue.

Etymologies

Hebrew (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Like all municipal corporations, up to an advanced period of the Roman empire, they issued honorary decrees, [11] voted resolutions, which had the force of law for the community, and ordained corporal punishments, of which the hazzan was the ordinary executor. [

    The Life of Jesus

  • Simson, as well as by the synagogue's hazzan, J.J. Lyons.

    Personal Information for Augusta Johnson

  • Ai hoapz ebreewun hazzan happee adn saif weekie-endz!

    You have woken me… and - Lolcats 'n' Funny Pictures of Cats - I Can Has Cheezburger?

  • In 1987, Chancellor Ismar Schorsch announced that the seminary would confer the diploma of hazzan on two women, Marla Barugel and Erica Lippitz.

    Conservative Judaism in the United States.

  • Following the outbreak of war between Britain and Spain in 1740, Zipporah moved with her parents to New York, where she married David Mendes Machado, the hazzan (cantor) for Congregation Shearith Israel.

    Zipporah Nunes Machado Jacobs.

  • In 1984, Erica Lipitz and Marla Rosenfeld Barugel applied and were permitted to prepare for ordination as hazzan [cantor].

    Jewish Women and Jewish Music in America.

  • Her friend, the hazzan/court clerk, Hillel ben Eli, advised her to obtain five kosher witnesses attesting to the fact that she was alone in her apartment with Hassun, who may have tried to deny having a love affair.

    Wuhsha the Broker.

  • Mendes was the wife of the hazzan of the Spanish and Portuguese synagogue, Shearith Israel, and in addition to the vice presidency was elected “religious guide” of the organization.

    Young Women's Hebrew Association.

  • Never before had a woman worn the garb and performed the traditional role of hazzan (cantor) in a Jewish synagogue anywhere in the world.

    Betty Robbins.

  • My head pounded, I paid little attention to the hazzan chanting musaf, but at least, in this way, I made it through the afternoon.

    A difficult fast

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