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Chazan; Cantor

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The cantor, or chazan (hazzan) in Hebrew, leads the prayers in synagogue. In ancient times, the term chazzan actually referred to a person with authority over communal affairs. However, today it refers exclusively to a prayer leader. Who Is the Chazan? In...
The Chazzan
Most prayers are led by a member of the congregation who serves as chazzan or canter. The congregation follows the leader for the duration of the prayer service.
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