On Chazzonus

 Posted by on September 24, 2012
Sep 242012
 

A Chazan sings Hamelech on Yom Kippur

When I did my undergraduate college degree, a one-year process that took place when I lived in Kiryas Joel and which amounted to scraping together credits from any venue that awarded it without going to class, I found a guy in Israel — a doctor he said he was, a professor and rabbi too of course, who was accredited to award credits for cantorial performances, or, as he called it, chazzanos. It was obvious that his institution was not intended to train the next Rosenblatt, but rather

Frieda Vizel

Frieda Vizel left the Hasidic community, the Modern Orthodox community and the Formerly Orthodox (OTD) community. She now lives in Pomona and is actively looking for a new community to leave. She deals with the perplexities of the communities she left by drawing cartoons about them, a habit that gets her into an excellent amount of trouble.

  5 Responses to “On Chazzonus”

  1. רוב שטיקל איז זייער ענליך צו טאהש’ע רבי’ס המוציא. צום סוף ברויך מען איינטוישן דעם ‘מלך’ פאר ‘מוציא’.

  2. Do I have your leave to laugh? I’m sorry but it was funny, what can I do? It’s a natural impulse!

  3. I can imagine the look at the kings face above, when it transpires that the entire hachoone derabbe for the upcoming ass-kissing session is goor for Hamoytzi! Dee vest nisht moitzi shnoosoi zaan…

  4. Hilarious! Seems like you gave up too soon, your vocal cords have the potentials to reach the high C. You see, it’s all practice. Continue humming those ha ha’s, and in no time you’ll be auditioning and competing with the worlds chazonim: http://youtu.be/mQ7pkUZ4Nfg

  5. How are you managing in grad school if you never got an actual bachelors degree?

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