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Jerusalem - Popular Orthodox Singer Sticks Tape Over Eyes To Avoid Seeing Women At Concert

Published on: December 4, 2017 11:21 AM
By: Jerusalem Post
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Popular singer Yonatan Razel performs with tape over his eyes to avoid seeing women at a concert. Popular singer Yonatan Razel performs with tape over his eyes to avoid seeing women at a concert.

Jerusalem - Out of sight, out of mind is an adage that appears to have been taken very literally by popular Orthodox singer-songwriter Yonatan Razel of late.

Footage emerged on Monday in which Razel is seen performing at a recent concert with black tape stuck across his eyes as he continues to sing and play the keyboard, so as to avoid looking at women dancing close to the stage as he played.

Jewish law prohibits men from watching women dance since it may sexually arouse them, so Razel came up with his innovative solution to keep his sexual desires firmly in check.

A formal response to the footage for the singer read “Yontan Razel’s face was uncovered for the entire performance. The part in which he is seen with his eyes covered happened for mere minutes, when women formed dance circles at the foot of the stage. This was his personal decision so as not to remain with uncovered eyes in front of the dancing women. Afterwards, he removed the covering and continued to perform.”

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 Dec 04, 2017 at 11:27 AM kfood Says:

How about just not singing at the concert in the first place?

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 Dec 04, 2017 at 11:30 AM Ignorance Says:

This is the pitfall of idiots

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 Dec 04, 2017 at 11:33 AM willi boy Says:

Love it!!

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 Dec 04, 2017 at 11:33 AM PaulinSaudi Says:

The Saudi/Israeli convergence continues apace.

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 Dec 04, 2017 at 12:17 PM Texas_Eli Says:

Why not blacked-out sunglasses so it isn't making such a scene?

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 Dec 04, 2017 at 01:02 PM NoMan Says:

מסכת סוטה
:דף כב
פרוש קיזאי
רש"י

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 Dec 04, 2017 at 01:14 PM fat36 Says:

People are getting crazier and crazier

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 Dec 04, 2017 at 01:14 PM Trevs Says:

Reply to #1  
kfood Says:

How about just not singing at the concert in the first place?

Please read the article first...seems like it was a regular concert. In middle of the concert it seems that a couple of women from the AUDIENCE started to dance so he Decided to cover his eyes...that's all. not so confusing

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 Dec 04, 2017 at 01:19 PM The Professor Says:

And the risk of falling off the stage??? A tzaddik in peltz!

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 Dec 04, 2017 at 02:00 PM LionofZion Says:

How about a Rav grow a pair and tell him to knock it off.

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 Dec 04, 2017 at 02:14 PM Anonymous Says:

what a chillul charedi. this is extreme, taliban styled, bizarre that he randomly carries a masking tape around and an embarrassment to klal. it is no wonder that chilonim detest charedim
but let me get this straight, he removed it once they stopped dancing. and how, without looking, was he supposed to know when they did??

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 Dec 04, 2017 at 02:18 PM הסתכלות נשים Says:

When there are "No Dancing around" he is still prohibited to look on them.

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 Dec 04, 2017 at 03:06 PM mayereke Says:

we have so many that look and look let there at least be a handful that are shomer..although there are better ways, nice that he didnt want to offend the woman dancing

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 Dec 04, 2017 at 03:30 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #1  
kfood Says:

How about just not singing at the concert in the first place?

Exactly.
I'm sure he looks at their money.

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 Dec 04, 2017 at 03:51 PM Israeli Says:

I need to change my place of residence to Chelm. More & more insanity. BTW Matisyahu started off like this nutjob, & look at him today (actually, don't, he's disgusting.)

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 Dec 04, 2017 at 04:25 PM Mark Levin Says:

He should be g'bensht for doing the correct thing!!!

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 Dec 04, 2017 at 04:26 PM Just sayin Says:

Maybe he was just showing off his mad skills of being able to play amazingly with tape on his eyes??

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 Dec 04, 2017 at 06:47 PM Brumf Says:

Reply to #15  
Israeli Says:

I need to change my place of residence to Chelm. More & more insanity. BTW Matisyahu started off like this nutjob, & look at him today (actually, don't, he's disgusting.)

Wow great to have people like YOU around!! Maybe YOU should move to chelm... YOU are the disgusting one to make such "disgusting" remarks about another fellow Jew!! (Mattisyahu)
oyy he's not the same Jew as YOU- he doesn't have beard- peyis- tzitizt so he must be disgusting... people like YOU are the cause of kids going "off the d" YOU should be ashamed...

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 Dec 04, 2017 at 09:41 PM Esther Says:

Reply to #10  
LionofZion Says:

How about a Rav grow a pair and tell him to knock it off.

Why the need for vulgarity and why does VIN publish it?

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 Dec 04, 2017 at 10:12 PM DanielBarbaz Says:

Does he have eye brows and eye lashes?...oy the pain when he pulls the tape off his eyes.

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 Dec 04, 2017 at 10:13 PM favish Says:

Reply to #18  
Brumf Says:

Wow great to have people like YOU around!! Maybe YOU should move to chelm... YOU are the disgusting one to make such "disgusting" remarks about another fellow Jew!! (Mattisyahu)
oyy he's not the same Jew as YOU- he doesn't have beard- peyis- tzitizt so he must be disgusting... people like YOU are the cause of kids going "off the d" YOU should be ashamed...

that wouldnt be problem. what is prob that he shed the 613

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 Dec 05, 2017 at 09:33 AM Brumf Says:

Reply to #21  
favish Says:

that wouldnt be problem. what is prob that he shed the 613

Haha I guess that's a reason to call another human being disgusting. And shedding the 613 is a persons choice... who are we to judge one like that...

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 Dec 05, 2017 at 11:14 AM Devorah Says:

Yasher koach.Since when is it ok halchically for women to dance in public? Since Jews started trying to replace Torah with western "values"? No. It's never been ok and it never will be. The Torah never changes. He did the right thing-- and he's very righteous because he did it even though he knew he'd get mocked for it in our low generation. Pleasing Hashem is obviously more important to him than pleasing goyim and Jews who want to be goyim. We need more Jewish men like him. Isis /Iran are at our door here in Israel... and everywhere else in the world... and we Jews are busy mocking a Jewish man who guards his eyes the way Hashem tells men to? Are we all laughing like its one big joke? Wake up, drop the western foolishness, do teshuva and take Hashem's laws seriously, before terrible tragedy befalls us. G-d help us all.

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