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Question:
if a song was originally written for ע”ז is there a problem to sing a version of the song which has been translated into hebrew.
any sources provided would be greatly appreciated

Answer:

If the song makes reference to Avodah Zarah it would be prohibited in any language. If it is just words that were used by others for Avoda Zara but have no indication they refer to Avodah Zara, and the words are translated into a different language and put to a different tune, there would be no problem. If it is the same tune and song which is still currently being used for Avoah Zarah it should not be sung, even when translated.

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