NULMAN, MACY


NULMAN, MACY (Moshe; 1923– ), ḥazzan. Born in Newark, New Jersey, Nulman held cantorial positions in Anshei Sefard Congregation of Boro Park, Etz Chaim of Flatbush, and various other congregations in the United States. He acted as principal of the Philip and Sarah Belz School of Jewish Music of Yeshiva University until he retired in 1983. From 1970 to 1972 he taught Jewish music in Brooklyn College and appeared on educational programs on radio and television. He was among the founders of the Cantorial Council of America of Yeshiva University. Nulman published "Wedding Service" (1948), "Sabbath Chants"(1958), "Ma'ariv Chants" (1965). He was editor of the Journal of Jewish Music and Liturgy. His other publications included Concise Encyclopedia of Jewish Music (1975), Concepts of Jewish Music and Prayer (1985), and Encyclopedia of Jewish Prayer: Ashkenazic and Sephardic Rites (1993), an award-winning volume with comprehensive information on every prayer recited in the Ashkenazi and Sephardi traditions.

[Akiva Zimmerman /

Raymond Goldstein (2nd ed.)]


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