Dear Rabbi Simon
I came across the most beautiful album of Jewish songs, Adon Alam, Lcho Dodi, Avinu Malkenu etc. that I recommended to my Dad. He did research on the album and discovered that it is sung by a Seventh Day Adventist, a Christian sect. How bizarre. Should I not listen to it anymore?
With plenty of melodious and evocative Jewish music around, I would steer clear of Christian renditions of our songs. Even though if they sang “God Save the Queen” or the “Star-Spangled Banner” I would allow listening to it, it is distasteful to benefit from their co-opting our sacred liturgy. An objectionable form of cultural appropriation. (Not that I am about to campaign against it.)
Rabbi Rashi Simon