30 years after leaving a stellar musical career in France to connect to his Judaism, Gilbert (Aharon) Sitbon has returned to the studio to record a stirring rendition of the classic prayer “Adon Olam,” set to a unique French tune.
As a 20-year-old Sitbon began performing in France, quickly becoming a major singer and gaining recognition throughout Europe. Sitbon released dozens of recordings and sold hundreds of thousands of copies of his albums, becoming one of the most played singers on French radio.
However, right at the height of his career, with his agent asking to sign him for a long-term performance contract, Sitbon made a life-changing decision to devote himself to Torah study, becoming a Chabad Chassid and spending his time between Israel and France.
By Ari Yashar