An Orthodox rapper in Jerusalem

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Nissim Black grew up in the American city of Seattle, where he made his name rapping about drug dealing and drive-by shootings. These were all subjects that were familiar to him, and his music was doing well, but nevertheless Nissim became increasingly unhappy with the gangster image he portrayed. He started as a Christian looking for answers in the Bible, but a growing interest in the Old Testament led on to a conversion to Orthodox Judaism, and ultimately a move to Jerusalem. Nissim still raps, but now he does it in a Shtreimel hat. Get in touch: outlook@bbc.com Presenter Emily Webb Producer: Harry Graham Picture: Nissim Black Credit: Tziporah Litman

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