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0202 – Points of View from Jerusalem

News Digest: Hassidic Singer's Performance Goes Viral


"What are your thoughts on this?"

[Selected comments:]

– "One of the most popular singers in the [Haredi] sector."
-”Women and men? Dancing?? It’s the end of the world.”
– "They cause many people to sin."
– "Lol, this is hilarious, I can’t breathe…"
– "I’m dying of laughter here."
– "Shameful!"
– "Nice… Those Americans are more pluralistic. Here they’re more closeminded and puritanical."
– "WTF, they definitely aren’t Haredi…"

▶️ Source: Jerusalemites FB Group


Chaim Shlomo Mayes rocks American crowd with “Bas Kol” [1].

Has Hasidic music stretched its boundaries?
Hasidic singer and Rapper Chaim Shlomo Mayes, a Belz Hasid [2] performed at a Gad Elbaz [3] concert that recently took place in the [United] States. Mayes rocked the hall with his hit “Bas Kol”.
Before beginning the performance, Mayes asks the crowd, mostly girls, if they are waiting for a Shidduch [4] [a subject the song is based on].

▶️ Source: Actualic News Website
0202 Editor's Notes:
[1] Bas Kol – the Talmudic term for a "Heavenly Voice," the song features Mayes rapping to the tune of Fifth Harmony's hip hop track "Worth It."
[2] Belz – is a Hassidic dynasty that was founded in Western Ukraine in the early 1800s. Most Belz Hassidim (adherents) were killed in the Holocaust threatening the future of the movement. Rebbe Aharon Rokeach, the leader of the Belz Hassidut at the time, survived the Holocaust and re-established the movement in Israel. Today, the Belz movement has grown to over 7,000 families and is one of the largest Hasidic groups in Israel.
[3] Gad Elbaz is an Israeli Jewish singer.
[4] Shidduch – The Shidduch is a system of matchmaking in which Jewish singles are introduced to one another in Orthodox Jewish communities for the purpose of marriage.

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