n. The leader of prayer and song in a synagogue.
"But when I go to my Reform synagogue at home, which is led by a rabbi-cantor with musical accompaniment, I have never, not once, gotten through the whole Amidah (and I'm a fast reader) before the cantor moves into what can only be described as the next "track" in her album as people fawn over her beautiful singing voice." (source)
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- Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
- Non-Jews: (words that have spread outside of Jewish networks)
- North America
- The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
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