Join The Conversation With Mishpacha's Weekly Newsletter



Every Soul’s A Story

Braha Bender

In 2005, Moran Sabbah was offered a record deal by Sony: a $50,000 advance for the rights to pour half a million dollars into her music career. The deal would cover five albums in five years, extensive travel and fame in the bag — with royalties. She turned it down. For Torah.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Sitting in the Gerard Behar Theatre, Moran’s rich and lilting soprano crashing over me, I knew she was a woman I wanted to meet. The short biographical sketch in the program only increased my curiosity: Moran Sabbah (nee Rotman) had ditched her flourishing career as a rock and pop icon, and bought into a new set of dreams. And there she was, singing to us.

I introduced myself after the show, a single face among a crowd of admiring onlookers and fans. It wasn’t until two years ago, when I walked into a woman’s shiur and couldn’t quite place the face beneath the twisting, colorful scarves piled high on her head, that I had a chance to hear Moran’s story firsthand. And what a story it is.

 

To read the rest of this story, please buy this issue of Mishpacha or sign up for a weekly subscription.

Share this page with a friend. Fill in the information below, and we'll email your friend a link to this page on your behalf.

Your name
Your email address
You friend's name
Your friend's email address
Please type the characters you see in the image into the box provided.
CAPTCHA
Message


MM217
 
What’s in a Name?
Shoshana Friedman “What does Writer X have to say this week?”
Atonement — Fake and Real
Yonoson Rosenblum White confessionals and faux rituals
Four Walls Coming Full Circle
Eytan Kobre All the while, there’s been a relationship in the offing...
And Yet We Smile
Yisroel Besser We are the nation that toils to be happy at all costs
Out of This World
Rabbi Henoch Plotnick Dirshu Hashem b’himatzo — we are in Hashem’s company now...
Steven and Jonathan Litton
Rachel Bachrach The co-owners of Litton Sukkah, based in Lawrence, NY
Tali Messing
Moe Mernick Tali Messing, engineering manager at Facebook Tel Aviv
Sick Note
Jacob L. Freedman “Of course, Dr. Freedman. Machul, machul, machul”
Avoiding Health Columns Can Be Good for You
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman Only one reliable guide for good health: our Torah
Endnote: Side Notes
Riki Goldstein Most Jewish music industry entertainers have side profes...
Me, Myself, and Why
Faigy Peritzman Where there’s no heart and no love, there’s no point
Can’t Do It Without You
Sarah Chana Radcliffe When you step up to the plate, you build your home team
Eternal Joy
Mrs. Elana Moskowitz The joy of Succos is the fruit of spiritual victory
The Appraiser: Part III
D. Himy, M.S. CCC-SLP and Zivia Reischer Make sure your child knows his strengths
Hidden Special Needs
Rena Shechter You won’t see his special needs, but don’t deny them
Dear Wealthy Friend
Anonymous There’s no need for guilt. I am truly happy for you