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Badḥan (Yid.)locked

  • Shlomo Hofman

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A master of ceremonies at Jewish weddings or social festivities. Badḥanim often improvised poems and composed and performed their own songs. In eastern Europe they were also known as marshaliks or leyzim (sing. leyz) and performed at the almost obligatory traditional Purim celebrations, singing, dancing and acting in ...

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