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Brooklyn Cantor Leaves Rikers Early

Baruch Lebovits, who pleaded guilty to child molestation in May, served less than three months

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How Time’s Arrow and the Phrygian Half-Step Make Jewish Music Holy

For centuries, Western classical music propelled listeners toward Christian salvation. Then Jewish music changed everything.

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An Army Chaplain’s Memorial Day of Hope

From the archives: How one cantor gained a new view of the holiday, and a belief in a brighter future

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Finding My Spiritual Safety Net in Synagogue

I led Rosh Hashanah services while awaiting my mom’s diagnosis and was reborn before the congregation

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Endnote

Amid financial shortfalls and a Conservative crisis, the Jewish Theological Seminary will shutter its cantorial school

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My Education

What I learned about myself and my family by leading High Holiday services at UCLA

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Daybreak: Jewish, Latino Groups Combine Ranks

A cantorial tour, Syrian Jews, and more from the news

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The Man with the $50,000 Beard

How a cantor became an American music legend

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Sway to the Music

Bluesman Jeremiah Lockwood finds his voice in his grandfather’s liturgical repertoire

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