Listen as Cantor Aryeh Leib Hurwitz expresses one of the most fundamental Jewish prayers — with a jazzy twist.
In the Jewish world, cantors are often regarded as second-class members of the clergy, if they are regarded as clergy at all.
Falling in love with my non-Jewish fiancé and his wonderful children was effortless; planning our wedding, however, proved to be much more difficult.
Who’s the next Shlomo Carlebach? Or Ofra Haza? Or Debbie Friedman? We’re looking for the best new voices in Jewish music. Do you or someone you know fit that description? Apply here!
A former house guest was charged in the fatal stabbing of Ronald Fischman, an ordained cantor, in Fischman’s Philadelphia home.
Mark Goldman is the first openly gay chazzan to head the American Conference of Cantors. He caught up with the us about his Orthodox background and why he loves the Kol Nidre.
When Mikhail Kivovich came to America from Belorussia in 1991, he knew he had relatives who had made the same journey decades earlier. But he had no idea how many — until recently.
Emanuel Perlman thinks that if Jewish ritual fails to accommodate itself to digital technology, it will die. Hence, his new apps for iPhones and iPods.
July 16, 2012 Senate Republicans filibustered the DISCLOSE Act, effectively killing the bill that would have forced independent groups to release the names of donors who contribute more than $10000 to a political campaign. At the same time, casino mogul Sheldon Adelson is reportedly dumping $5 million into a Super PAC that supports Republican Eric Cantor. Why is a billionaire investing so much money into a Congressional race? Ed talks to Tom Perriello, Former Congressman from Virginia, now the President and CEO of The Center For American Progress Action Fund.
Congregation Shaarey Zedek Religious School Students perform the original musical “Miriam Poppins” The script for the musical, based on the music and story of the classic “Mary Poppins,” was adapted by Monica Finkelstein and the song lyrics were written by Cantor Meir Finkelstein. This is the fourth year that Shaarey Zedek has produced a “Hebrew School Musical”. The productions are generously funded by The Sidney J. & Melba Winer (z’l) Creative Arts for Children Fund. Includes the songs: Yasher Koach Sister Minyanettes (about fighting for the right to have women’s aliyot), A Spoonful of Sugar (adapted to tell of the fun of Jewish life and celebrations), and SuperChallahGiantLatkes (about delicious Jewish food)!