How do Hasidic girl's rock out? Video blogger Aaron Herman spoke with Perl Wolfe and Dalia Shusterman about their new Hasidic rock band Bulletproof Stockings. A collaboration between Perl Wolfe, a keyboardist and vocalist who has been described by The New Yorker as "a less angst-ridden version of Fiona Apple," and drummer Dalia Shusterman, who spent the late 90's/early aughts, touring and recording with the indie band Hopewell, Bulletproof Stockings knows that they have crossover appeal, and they intend to push it as far as it will go. But they don't intend to compromise their faith: their live shows are 'ladies only'.
According to Jewish law there is a commandment, called Kol Isha, in which a man is not permitted to listen to the singing voice of a woman outside of his immediate family. The women are not prohibited from performing; it is the men who are prohibited from listening. "We're focused on creating a space for women to be free with their creativity without having to worry about any projections or innuendos. And a lot of women, Jewish and non-Jewish, are appreciating that.
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