Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Dschinghis Khan

Anybody familiar with Jewish music? Do you enjoy the song "Yidden"? You should see this:

http://www.thebronsteins.com/dschinghis_khan_01.ram

"Yidden" comes from the composer Mordechai ben David who has gone to Jewish schools to talk about the evils of non-Jewish music. If he really believed that then it's a real wonder that he somehow got the music of Dschinghis Khan, a German pop group from 1979.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

This story has been blogged to death.

In any case, it is no wonder that Dschingis Khan became a Jewish song, since it was first performed at Eurovision in Jerusalem.

Orthoprax said...

Anon,

"This story has been blogged to death."

True, but it was worth mentioning and I kept it short anyhow.

"In any case, it is no wonder that Dschingis Khan became a Jewish song, since it was first performed at Eurovision in Jerusalem."

That wasn't really my point, but that Mordechai ben David is a hypocrite who decries the evils of non-Jewish music to school children and then listens to non-Jewish music to steal the tunes.

enigma4u said...

"" Yidden" comes from the composer Mordechai ben David who has gone to Jewish schools to talk about the evils of non-Jewish music. ""

All the more reason why I find Heshy's blog to be so informative and insightful. Unfortunatley, it appears that you (and the rest of your fellow bloggers) seem to adopt your values and opinion from the decadent cultural norms so prevalent in modern times. Heshy brings us back to authentic Torah Judaism, practiced in the same mode for the last 3400 years since matan torah.

I highly doubt that any german songs are sung at Heshyshouse on shabas, or at anoy other time for that matter!

Enigma4U said...

The message above was posted by an imposter, obviously. I find both the message and the theft of my nickname to be highly amusing.

Mississippi Fred MacDowell said...

"Yidden" comes from the composer Mordechai ben David"

He doesn't compose anything. Think Elvis, not Lennon.

"who has gone to Jewish schools to talk about the evils of non-Jewish music."

Has he really? Can you post more about that?

Ben Avuyah said...

That was the first time I've seen that. Actually, I like their version better.

Orthoprax said...

Enigma,

LOL! I hadn't even noticed that the other enigma was an imposter. I thought that was you stretching your sarcasm skills.

Mississippi Fred,

"He doesn't compose anything. Think Elvis, not Lennon."

True enough. I was being generous.

"Has he really? Can you post more about that?"

Well...I could but if I reveal my source then I might be revealing too much about my own (and my source's) identities. Let's just say I know an "insider" who works in one of the local Orthodox schools.

Ben,

Your first time? Cool. Now I feel vindicated. ;-)

Anonymous said...

MBD, like all the Jewish singers, does not compose his music. There three or four composers who write the majority of Jewish music out there. One of them is a Ger Tzedek who was a leading composer in the pop world in his previous incarnation.

As for MBD personally, he experienced a turnaround five years ago. He felt that his old music was to "non-Jewish" and pop-like. His newer albums are much more back to basics. I don't know if he preaches against Jewish pop music, but he has definitely changed his tune.

Mis-nagid said...

Here's another video from that band. They're so incredible cheesy.