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JewishAndProud! Posted - 21 February 2010 17:05
Is it just me or does non-Jewish music leave you feeling slightly depressed? Does anybody else feel this way? Does anybody have an explanation as to why anyone would feel this way?

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aniohevetyisrael Posted - 02 March 2010 16:05
I hav also noticed this and I think it may have to do with the fact that a lot of non-Jewish music is unfortunately talking about sad love stories and stuff like that. If you listen to the radio, I bet 90-95% of the music on there with lyrics talks about love in some negative way. I think this might have a lot to do with it.

Then again, it could very well be our neshamas calling out for real sustenance that can only be found in Jewish music. The poison that is found in a lot of non-Jewish music today can be painful to our neshama, and the sadness we feel could be it letting us know.

"If I am not for myself, who will be for me? And if I am only for myself, what am 'I'? And if not now, when?"--Hillel

tikva4eva Posted - 12 March 2010 3:44
Its actually very funny that you say that, because I feel that same way a lot of times. My friend once told me that music has a special power that it connects the soul of the one who is singing the music and the one who is listening, and therefore, it really affects you inner being in ways that you may not know. There are many singers out there who you do not want your soul to be connecting me.

Besdies that, I'm sure you know that music has really special powers on a person. When the Ruach Raah rest upon Shaul, his servants offered to bring him Dovid who was musically gifted. Hearing Dovid play calmed him down.

Also, by Achasverosh's party, Achasverosh created a lavish party with everything that anyone could have possibly dreamed of. You know what he left out? music. Hiss intention was for the party was to cause the Jews to sin- and he was afraid that by having music playing, it would cause the Jews to do Teshuva. You see the powerful effects of music, and how much it can impact a person.

I'm sure that you are a gifted person. Use your talents to bring people closer to Hashem. Try to avoid listening to music that will distance you from Him.

qazwsxedc Posted - 18 March 2010 0:56
yea sometimes it just comes back.. all the memories.. especially when im in a srore and i hear an english song that i used to love. i just feel so depressed, i dunno why.
<3rochela Posted - 27 April 2010 1:42
i dont get why music is such a big deal.. i mean how can it have such powers? i know that it does and its a very big deal.. i just dont understand why...?


taon Posted - 03 May 2010 21:17
It's somehow connected with your neshoma, so it comes from you even more

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SMILE613 Posted - 12 May 2010 15:37 i think what it is..Wht makes good music, good music..or a good music artist, a good music artist? i believe that good artists have the ability to express emotion and make/help you feel a certain way. so when you're listening to secular music your going to end up feeling emotions that these messed-up artists are feeling or putting in their music..hope this helped..

lol..its good 4 ya!

hopefaith1 Posted - 27 May 2010 16:22
i was literally just thinking this. none jewish music always leavs me depressed even if its an uplifting song. it may be cause u feel like ur missing something since we rnt rly part of their world so u feel like if they are able to create something so beautiful its not fair tht we wont rly be able to part of tht. that at least how i feel, my solution: listen to jewish music, ONLY. thats what ive started doing.
JewishAndProud! Posted - 27 May 2010 16:22
Wow, thank you all for your answers :)
Baruch HASHEM, secular music is not much of a problem for me anymore, again BARUCH HASHEM.
Smile613, I love your explanation and I totally agree with it.
I think what Yaakov Shwekey is trying to convey through his music is much more meaningful as to what...Britney Spears is trying to express!

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jewishy Posted - 27 June 2010 22:02
i dont think thats true sure there r some songs but there r a lot of upbeat good love songs
Rabos Machashovos Posted - 27 June 2010 22:02
Just want to add that I learned that everything in the universe sings Shirah to Hashem -- the Malochim, constellations, plant life, animal life, etc. -- and our music is only an imitation of the songs sung by the Leviyim in the Bais HaMikdosh. Maybe gentile music is depressing because it's an imitation of our imitation of true music, and our neshamos long for the real thing.
JewishAndProud! Posted - 16 July 2010 0:06
Rabos Machashovos, what a beautiful, awe-inspiring answering! I am blown away!
I love it. Thank you so much. :)

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JewishAndProud! Posted - 22 July 2010 0:00
tikva4eva, wow. What an insightful answer. Thank you so much. I never knew that anymore.

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taon Posted - 06 September 2010 22:42
jewishy, wouldnt those be the worst?
angelprincess Posted - 08 August 2011 0:53
am i the only who completly disagress with that like i need to listen to music to write and very often ithelps calm me feel better puts me in a good mood maybe your listeing to depressing music that why

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SmileySimcha123 Posted - 15 September 2011 23:35
YES IT DOES! I though I was the only one who thought that..... :P

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