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January 14, 2019 12:36 pm

Israeli Pop Star Turns Down Eurovision Performance Due to Rehearsals on Shabbat

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Israeli Mizrahi singer Omer Adam performing in Modi’in on Aug. 28, 2011. Photo: Jorge Novominsky/Flash 90.

JNS.org – One of Israel’s most popular singers, Omer Adam, has rejected an offer to perform at the international singing competition Eurovision because rehearsals for the finale will be held on Shabbat.

According to a statement, he declined “despite the great honor,” and “thanks them from his heart for approaching him.”

 

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