Using Christian Tunes for Jewish Lyrics


Can I take a tune of a Christian song and change the lyrics to make it Jewish? Is it permitted being that it is a mitzvah to turn a church into a synagogue?



  1. There is no prohibition, per se, against putting Jewish lyrics to Christian tunes, but I, personally, think that it is inappropriate and not something that one should do.

    There is no Mitzvah that I am aware of to turn a church into a Shul. If anything, it is the opposite – that it is not something that is recommended to do according to Jewish Law, see Iggros Moshe Orach Chaim 1:69.

    Best wishes from the Team