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The way I understand what Jewish music is, it is “clean music.” Now if a person could find this “clean music” even if it was written by non-jewish artists that would fine besides for one problem. It is inevitable that one will start to listen to not so clean music and on. That is why people would tell you not too even start listening to non-jewish music. By making a rule that one should only listen to jewish Music would just be protecting ones self from all the shmutz that is popular.
I have heard from multiple sources that in the late 20th century the music on the radio was “clean” and one was allowed to listen. (other then kol isha obviously for a man) But now in days it is totally and completely Asur.(other then classical etc.)
In my opinion a person is able to listen to any music he wants if and only if the msuic follows under these 3 criteria.
1) If the music is considered “clean” according to normal people.
2)If the music you listen won’t lead you (in any way)to inappropriate content.
3) The music is not Kol Isha (for a man)
What do people see in chofetz chaim that’s different in other yeshivas ( what they wear colored shirts?)
Miami is a very nice place to live with a nice Jewish community in north Miami beach and Miami beach but to go on vacation is a different story
Notasheep: would you rather those kids jumping around at a non-Jewish concert?
In my opinion “jewish music” has to do with the content of the song. You could say that you are aloud to listen to any song ( even non jewish)as long as it is appropriate ( the topic and the voice) but you would surely come by a inappropriate song and “by mistake” listen to it And acually like it and then you would be hooked. thats why most people recommend only to listen to jewish music because then there is almost no chance that you would come upon a inappropriate song.
If you say that this day in age the jewish music is too rocky then suit yourself and dont listen to it. but dont go around and say that todays jewish music is not kosher. Because thats about the the music people like and these composers need to stay in buisness and instead criticizing all these artists and say thank you for making your music for us to enjoy.
The cr is not only a place where you write your own opinion but you see what people around the country have to say which I think is better