Definition of Chazanim
1. chazan [n] - See also: chazan
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Chazanim
chazanim (current term)
che sara sara
che sera sera
Literary usage of Chazanim
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The British Jews by John Mills (1853)
"There are generally two chazanim belonging to each Synagogue, ... It is the duty of the chazanim to enter the Synagogue, arrayed in their proper costume ..."
2. Jewish Philanthropy: An Exposition of Principles and Methods of Jewish by Boris David Bogen (1917)
"In this, as in every other profession, there are impostors,—rabbis who are ignorant, teachers who know nothing about teaching, and chazanim who cannot sing. ..."
3. Max Lilienthal, American Rabbi: Life and Writings by David Philipson, Max E. Lilienthal (1915)
""Yes, your Polish chazanim", I answered, "with their antiquated Nigunim,** what do they understand of a ceremony such as we are going to celebrate today? ..."
4. Annotations on the Four Gospels, and the Acts of the Apostles: Comp. and by Heneage Elsley (1818)
"But the chazanim, overseers, were deacons under him, who had the care of the books and other matters in the synagogue. ..."
5. The Deacon: An Inquiry Into the Nature, Duties, and Exercise of the Office by James McLeod Willson (1841)
"We are informed by Prideaux, that the " chazanim, or deacons of the synagogue, had, ... J Brown of Hadding- ton, says that "these two, (the chazanim), ..."
6. The New Era (1873)
"With the few exceptions already alluded to, the chazanim were totally unfit to enter the pulpits, and it was impossible to obtain preachers from England, ..."