Section: Questions Category: Halacha
|Halacha - Kol Isha|
|Submitted by anonymous Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh|
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.