The Jewish Chronicle writes about listening to Christian music

THE JEWISH Chronicle for 28th September published a thought-provoking article, Should we listen to Christian music - and if so, how? The article by James Inverne suggested Jewish readers should engage with Christian music. Inverne wrote, "The Jewish author Chaim Potok had a point when he wrote his great book My Name Is Asher Lev, about a Chasidic boy who paints a crucifixion scene. Just as his central character had to reach outside of Judaism to find an image of enough suffering to recall his own parents' unhappy marriage, it feels to me that if we look for just that - symbols, to trigger our own deep emotions - in Christian masterpieces, we take from them what is of value to our own spiritual reflection." CR

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