Skip to main content

Shestapol, Wolf


SHESTAPOL, WOLF ("Velvele Khersoner "; c. 1832–1872), ḥazzan. Shestapol was born in Odessa and as a youth sang with his father Samuel and with Bezalel *Shulsinger (Odesser). After his appointment as ḥazzan in Kherson he studied for some time with Solomon *Sulzer in Vienna. Shestapol derived his inspiration from those aspects of European art music which had become accessible to him in Odessa and Vienna. In his case, the dependence on Italian and French opera was extremely pronounced. His compositions, of a soft and lyrical character, became very popular and some of them were taken over into the Yiddish theater by *Goldfaden and others. They include Omnam Ken, Musaf-Kaddish for the Penitential holidays, Ve-al ha-Medinot, and Adonai Zekharanu.


Idelsohn, Music, 308–9; Hyman H. Harris, Toledot ha-Neginah ve-ba-Ḥazzanut be-Yisrael (1950), 419–20; P. Minkowsky, in: Reshumot, 2 (1927), 129–30.

[Bathja Bayer]

Cite this article
Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography.

  • MLA
  • Chicago
  • APA

"Shestapol, Wolf." Encyclopaedia Judaica. . 19 Apr. 2019 <>.

"Shestapol, Wolf." Encyclopaedia Judaica. . (April 19, 2019).

"Shestapol, Wolf." Encyclopaedia Judaica. . Retrieved April 19, 2019 from

Learn more about citation styles

Citation styles gives you the ability to cite reference entries and articles according to common styles from the Modern Language Association (MLA), The Chicago Manual of Style, and the American Psychological Association (APA).

Within the “Cite this article” tool, pick a style to see how all available information looks when formatted according to that style. Then, copy and paste the text into your bibliography or works cited list.

Because each style has its own formatting nuances that evolve over time and not all information is available for every reference entry or article, cannot guarantee each citation it generates. Therefore, it’s best to use citations as a starting point before checking the style against your school or publication’s requirements and the most-recent information available at these sites:

Modern Language Association

The Chicago Manual of Style

American Psychological Association

  • Most online reference entries and articles do not have page numbers. Therefore, that information is unavailable for most content. However, the date of retrieval is often important. Refer to each style’s convention regarding the best way to format page numbers and retrieval dates.
  • In addition to the MLA, Chicago, and APA styles, your school, university, publication, or institution may have its own requirements for citations. Therefore, be sure to refer to those guidelines when editing your bibliography or works cited list.