October 22, 2014 8:32 pm at 8:32 pm #613990lamud vov tzadikParticipant
There is a whole pamphlet out called the torah is not hefhker which happenes to be an amazing book, worth a read, I’d recommend it which it describes how the new music of our generation is copying rock and roll and that all the music we listen to nowadays is bad maybe it’s not as bad as the radio it goes together with the loud music at chasunas. I think he’s got a point.October 22, 2014 8:37 pm at 8:37 pm #1039005
It’s not true. The music is ok, maybe a little boring. The loud music at chasunas is a separate problem. A hearing problem.October 22, 2014 8:43 pm at 8:43 pm #1039006Little FroggieParticipant
It’s not true. Meaning there is no such booklet out there?
(actually anyone here still from back in the good old days know this is not a topic to start, it will get [closed] in no time.)October 23, 2014 10:39 am at 10:39 am #1039007
I don’t have the time I would need to go through everything wrong with that booklet.October 23, 2014 4:32 pm at 4:32 pm #1039008ChortkovParticipant
The problem raised with loud music at weddings is a result of the fact that there are generally elderly people at weddings and/or those with hearing impediments, and the loud music can be terribly detrimental to their hearing. A similar problem is the belief that it can cause damage to the hearing of everybody, not just the elderly.
What on earth can that have to do with modern music?October 23, 2014 5:07 pm at 5:07 pm #1039009nitpickerParticipant
“A similar problem is the belief that it can cause damage to the hearing of everybody, not just the elderly.”
it can.October 23, 2014 6:52 pm at 6:52 pm #1039011Shopping613 🌠Participant
Nothing we can do!!!
So we should all stop listening to music completely right?October 23, 2014 7:02 pm at 7:02 pm #1039012screwdriverdelightParticipant
Forsure, and be mekayaim the halacha, at that.October 23, 2014 7:55 pm at 7:55 pm #1039014gavra_at_workParticipant
Everybody’s talkin’ ’bout the new sound
Funny, but it’s still rock and roll to meOctober 23, 2014 9:20 pm at 9:20 pm #1039015MuzicIzMagicMember
Correct me if I’m wrong, but I seem to recall that pamphlet quoting a lot of scientific research and data, without actually providing the sourcesOctober 30, 2014 2:09 am at 2:09 am #1039016☕ DaasYochid ☕Participant
There’s a book called “Through Music and Song”, by Rabbi Elysha Sandler, which discusses both the positive and negative aspects of music. For anyone interested in the topic, it’s worth a look.October 30, 2014 3:12 am at 3:12 am #1039017ari-freeParticipant
“I’d recommend it which it describes how the new music of our generation is copying rock and roll and that all the music we listen to nowadays is bad”
you mean like Matisyahu? :/October 30, 2014 5:02 am at 5:02 am #1039018
Matisyahu? Rock and roll? When?October 30, 2014 5:29 am at 5:29 am #1039019
Can anyone here inform me of a gemach (free only) in Lakewood with a copy of “Through Music and Song” ?October 30, 2014 6:40 am at 6:40 am #1039020notasheepMember
Shopping, there is something you can do and it doesn’t involve stopping listening to music. Try finding some older jewish music that has taam.October 30, 2014 4:01 pm at 4:01 pm #1039021
Talking of leaflets & pamphlets on this topic, Rabbi Ephraim Luft of Bnei Brak (from Australia/England) is big into this subject, & I think has put out some material about it.October 30, 2014 4:16 pm at 4:16 pm #1039022
Oh wow, I’ve just glanced at a yeshivaworld news site, mentioning Rabbi Luft. I hadn’t realized how controversial his approach to this issue is. I wasn’t trying to stir things up with my last post. I was just unaware. Sorry.October 30, 2014 4:34 pm at 4:34 pm #1039023interjectionParticipant
If you want good hartzige music, listen to Yosef karduner and Shlomo/Eitan Katz.October 30, 2014 7:00 pm at 7:00 pm #1039024
Spice of Life:
No worries! It’s his booklet in the first post.October 30, 2014 8:05 pm at 8:05 pm #1039025ari-freeParticipant
rebyidd: I interpret ‘rock and roll’ to mean all popular music such as reggae, trance, Lady Gaga, etc.
While there’s a lot of Jewish pop out there, I am not aware of anything that sounds like Elvis or death metal. And I hope I never do.October 30, 2014 8:20 pm at 8:20 pm #1039026
Don’t know why the ‘penny didn’t drop’ earlier…
They’re a really nice family, but that doesn’t make me agree with everything he writes.October 30, 2014 8:39 pm at 8:39 pm #1039027oyyoyyoyParticipantOctober 30, 2014 8:56 pm at 8:56 pm #1039028
Well, that’s just silly.November 2, 2014 4:37 pm at 4:37 pm #1039030writersoulParticipant
oyyoyyoy: wow, blast from the past…
I still hold by everything I wrote in that thread, BTW. Saves me having to post on this one.
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