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It's somewhat complicated, but in a limited sense you can see it in Boropark. It's not necessarily community sanctioned, and for the most part outward obvious deoraisas such as driving and smoking cease by candlelighting or at the latest by standard shkia time, but on an individual basis, you will see people who don't use the eiruv carrying in the street, ...


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The Parameters of Kol Isha by Rabbi Howard Jachter addresses this. See the full article for the details, but here are some excerpts: The Gemara (Berachot 24a) states, “The voice of a woman is Ervah, as the Pasuk [in Shir Hashirim 2:14] states ‘let me hear your voice because your voice is pleasant and appearance attractive.’” Rashi explains that the ...


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The Wikipedia article on Tzniut ("modesty") contains this text about singing: Female singing voice Orthodox Judaism In Orthodox Judaism, men are generally not allowed to hear women sing, a prohibition called kol isha.[16] The Talmud classifies this as ervah (literally "nakedness"). The majority view of halachic authorities[17] is that this ...


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To quote Rav Aviner here: It has no clear source in the Gemara or in the Poskim. Some learn it from the Gemara Chagiga (13b) that it is forbidden to eat a loaf of bread from which a mouse nibbled since the impurity has spread throughout, and this is all the more so when a righteous person eats from it that the purity spreads throughout (Ha-Rav Avraham ...



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