Home About Us the Rabbis Contact Us


what's new on Revach
Parshas Tzav: Rabbeinu Bachaye - Covering the Shame of Sinners

Parshas Pinchas: Rav Yehonoson Eibshitz - Where did Zimri the Great Tzaddik go Wrong?

Showering the Night Before a Taanis

Ha Lachma Anya: Rav Eliyahu Dessler - Celebrating Freedom With Poor Bread

Rav Yaakov Edelstein - The Two Words He Wanted to Be Able to Speak
 
Section: Questions   Category: Halacha
  A r c h i v e s
Halacha - kol isha (listening to women sing)
Submitted by chaim clorfene  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer:

The Gemorra in Berachos 24A deduces this halacha from the pasuk in Shir HaShirim that lists a melodious voice as an attractive feature. Shulchan Aruch brings this halacha in Even HaEzer 21:1. In the pasuk you quote from Ezra that there were male and female singers to accompany those who travelled from Bavel to build the second Beis HaMikdash it does not say that they sang together, presumably the women singers sang separately to entertain the women travelers.

posted:2008-11-21 05:02:45  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - sister
Submitted by anonymous  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer: As you mentioned, there are many opinions on the issue. However, it seems to me that the prevalent custom is to be lenient until she marries. Until she moves out of the house it is likely that the brothers are familiar with her voice, which would decrease after she moves out.
posted:2008-10-19 01:40:53  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - Kol Isha
Submitted by anonymous  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer:

As long as you make the male therapist aware that your singing is for therapeutic purposes and not for personal enjoyment it is permitted. The rationale is that many poskim hold that the heter of "tarid b'melachto" applies under these circumstances you are not committing "lifnei iver" by causing him to enjoy your voice' since the male OT is involved in his work related responsibilities and is not m'chavin for hanaah. This same heter is used in many schools with male principals who often observe classrooms. If the male therapist is not Jewish then lifnei iver would not apply in this case and it would not even be necessary to inform him of your motives.

posted:2008-10-17 14:28:52  (0) comments   email to a friend


Displaying 1-3 of 3 (Page 1 / 1) 

 

    Most Viewed Lists
  1. "Zissen" Pesach
  2. Toivel Hot water Urn
  3. Bracha for bANANAS
  4. sprinkler on Shabbos clock
  5. shaving body
    Last Viewed
  1. Kitniyot Ashkenaz Sephardi
  2. throw away chanukah menora
  3. misuse of the internet
  4. 4 men who died without any sins
  5. bracha on twix