The story of Thomas LaRue Jones, the Black cantor from Newark who captivated the Jewish world with his songs
The cantor opposed the gramophone as a desecration of religion. The capitalist saw its potential as secular commodity. An early-20th-century tale of piety versus profit—and Zionism.
Baruch Lebovits, who pleaded guilty to child molestation in May, served less than three months
For centuries, Western classical music propelled listeners toward Christian salvation. Then Jewish music changed everything.
How one cantor gained a new view of the holiday, and a belief in a brighter future
I led Rosh Hashanah services while awaiting my mom’s diagnosis and was reborn before the congregation
Amid financial shortfalls and a Conservative crisis, the Jewish Theological Seminary will shutter its cantorial school
What I learned about myself and my family by leading High Holiday services at UCLA
How a cantor became an American music legend
Bluesman Jeremiah Lockwood finds his voice in his grandfather’s liturgical repertoire