Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Skipping Words

Its not unusual for a chazzan to mumble (read: skip) words while at the amud, particularly for shmoneh esrei. The race to the finish stops by the three dots in the Artscroll siddur, where the chazzan belts out, in his loudest voice, the last sentance or two. Not to mention that some words (lo, etc), when skipped, can change the meaning of the sentance.

B"H we didn't have that this year on Rosh Hashana.