Thursday, September 04, 2008

Jewish Music: Censorship....

The Jerusalem Post has an article discussing a "kosher certification" for Jewish Music. The roots of this new effort is beginning in(surprise!) Bnei Brak and is headed by the Committee for Jewish Music. This committee is headed by Rabbi Efraim Luft who also works in conjunction with Mordechai Bloi of the Guardians of Sanctity and Education and Rabbi Yitzhak Meir Safronovitch of the Jerusalem-based Council for the Purity of the Camp. The article quotes Mordechai Bloi stating that Michael Jackson type music will not be tolerated and perhaps Bach/Beethoven may be adoptable. The banning of inappropriate Jewish music will extend itself to those performers being banned at weddings. Should a company decide to advertise at a concert featuring "trief"Jewish performers, the article points out that those corporations would be in jeopardy of being boycotted as well.

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