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I asked Is it OK to compose a song that breaks up a pasuk?Is it OK to compose a song that breaks up a pasuk? and was told (in comments) that perhaps it would be good to first clarify whether songs can use pesukim at all.

So, question: Can songs, general Jewish music, use words from Tanach (and other places), or has the entire Jewish music industry of the past ~60 years been against halacha?

I asked Is it OK to compose a song that breaks up a pasuk? and was told (in comments) that perhaps it would be good to first clarify whether songs can use pesukim at all.

So, question: Can songs, general Jewish music, use words from Tanach (and other places), or has the entire Jewish music industry of the past ~60 years been against halacha?

I asked Is it OK to compose a song that breaks up a pasuk? and was told (in comments) that perhaps it would be good to first clarify whether songs can use pesukim at all.

So, question: Can songs, general Jewish music, use words from Tanach (and other places), or has the entire Jewish music industry of the past ~60 years been against halacha?

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Can songs use the words from pesukim?

I asked Is it OK to compose a song that breaks up a pasuk? and was told (in comments) that perhaps it would be good to first clarify whether songs can use pesukim at all.

So, question: Can songs, general Jewish music, use words from Tanach (and other places), or has the entire Jewish music industry of the past ~60 years been against halacha?