An article appeared in the Spring issue of the OU’s Jewish Action decrying the abandonment of nusach and chazzanut in our schuls. The article called the current state of davening in Orthodox schuls a “Romper Room sing along.” The author provided a number reasons why this ahs happened, and along with expressing his disdain for the way davening is now presented, expressed his hope that things should improve.
There is no doubt that we have abadoned the way we used to daven. Schuls no longer ahve chazanim and choirs, and the melodies sung are taken from the current “Jewish top 40” without much thought to the meaning of the words of the siddur. The question is why has this happened and what can be done to reverse this trend and restore proper nussach.