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

Published on: December 4th, 2017 at 11:11 AM
By: Jerusalem Post

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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