Jerusalem – King of jewish music Mordechai ben David in an interview with Israeli radio personal Mencham Toker, unbared his heart and complained at the slander said about his performances to rabbonim.
Tucker: I want to start the program with fire. You lost a lot of money because you refused to perform in performances that were coed. On the other hand, there are many coed performances in Israel where other chassidic music singers do perform. You refused to do it. You lost a lot of money and performances.
Ben David: There are macherim to say all kinds of lies and stupidities. If someone tells a rav that boys and girls danced together at a performance, what’s he supposed to say?
Tucker: Have you tried to reach rabbonim?
Ben David: I live abroad, I come only on occasion, like for your bris. I come only a day or two, a week at most.
Tucker: You have almost no performances here.
Ben David: I was here two years ago to make a performance, but it didn’t fulfill their criteria and they came out against it with many rabbonim signing on it, so I decided not to perform. So what do people do? I met an avreich and he told me he takes his daughters to performances which are not that kosher because there are none others.
Watch below entire Hebrew interview conducted by Mencham Toker Video Credit Toker.co.il