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As a chabad chassid, I'll say what the generally accepted minhag chabad is. We don't listen to music from after Pesach until the shloshes yemei hagbalah (the 3 days before shavuos; not inclusive). The exception is lag bo'omer. As for acapella, some people from chabad listen to it, while others won't. If it's just singing without making noises to resemble ...


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I found this online Iggerot Moshe OC 1:166, 2:137, Minhag Yisrael Torah 493:8, Aruch Hashulchan 493:2, Yechave Daat 3:30 based on a Magen Avraham 493:1 that prohibits dancing during sefira because the two come together. Mishneh Halachot 8:118, Yachava Daat 6:34, Rav Mordechai Eliyahu (Maamar Mordechai 20:40), and Hilchot Chag BeChag (p. 67) agree that ...


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I recommend that you read this article to understand the source and gamut of opinions on the music subject during Sefira. I'll condense some of the main points presented: The biggest issue regarding the prohibition of listening to music is the type of music that engages dancing. Since you mentioned usinga DJ at a Bat Mitzvah, it seems quite clear that the ...


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What the chabad rabbi will most probably tell you is 1- since you are getting a DJ so you can play Jewish songs that have no instruments it's called a capella they make music with their voice and it sounds great I personally have been to many chabad bar mitzvas during sefira where they did just that and it was awesome 2-also many have the custom to ...



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