The Hazanic Revival in Later Hasidism

Dov Bergman

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During the early stages of the Hasidic movement, a mixed sentiment towards hazanut (cantorial music) existed. However, a significant shift occurred during the later period of Hasidism. Embracing change, hazanim (cantors) started performing at Hasidic courts. With the rise of the ‘celebrity hazan’ in the late 19th century, certain American Hasidic rebbes harnessed the widespread popularity of hazanut to advance philanthropic endeavors within the Hasidic world.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)135-146
Number of pages12
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2023


  • celebrity –court
  • culture
  • early American Hasidism
  • Eastern Europe
  • emotion
  • Hasidism
  • hazan

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Religious studies
  • General Arts and Humanities


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