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Motty Steinmetz (Hebrew: מוטי שטיינמץ‎) is a prominent contemporary Israeli Hasidic singer.
Biography
Steinmetz was born in 1992 to a Vizhnitz family in Bnei Barak.

When Steinmetz was fourteen when his grandfather moved from Antwerp to Israel and taught him many traditional Vizhnitz tunes which have later impacted his musical style.[1]In his early teens, he was spotted by the producer and composer Ruvi Banet, who became his manager. Steinmetz sings Jewish religious songs, with the lyrics often being taken directly from scripture or prayers, and is well known for the great emotion he puts into his music.[2][3] In accordance with Jewish laws of modesty, he never performs to mixed audiences of men and women, unless there is a mechitza (separation); an example of this is his refusal to sing at the Hebrew Academy for Special Children's annual benefit concert.[4] He has visited hospitals in Israel to sing to accident victims.[5]


Steinmetz on Kan 11
In 2017, he released his debut album Haneshama Bekirbi, with Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi of Israel David Lau and the mayors of Bnei Barak and El'ad present at the launch of the album.[6][7][8][9] The album reportedly took four years of work to finish, and achieved platinum certification in Israel.[10]

In 2018, the Israeli national broadcaster Kan 11 produced an episode documenting Steinmetz's life and music.

Personal life
In 2015, Steinmetz married Malka Weisel, with the Hasidic singer Mordechai Ben David a guest at the wedding.[11][12] As of November 2017, the couple have one daughter.[13][14]

Discography
Studio albums
Haneshama Bekirbi (2017)

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