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Maybe because early Jewish recordings were mostly cantorial style, and there was a serious concern that people would play recordings of Shabbos and Yom Tov liturgy on those days. Also, perhaps it is psychologically more disturbing to think that someone will play a recording that makes your voice speak on Shabbos.


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The March 20, 2013 issue of Mishpacha magazine contains the following anecdote in an interview of the singer Avrohom Fried, regarding the events preceding the production of his first album, "No Jew Will be Left Behind," in 1981: [He] kept his plan quiet. But he wrote a letter to the [Lubavitcher] Rebbe explaining his idea, and the Rebbe wrote back ...


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The prohibition seems to refer only to the time that birkas kohanim is actually taking place (Shulchan Aruch - Orach Chayim 128:23) and to serve the purpose of allowing the onlookers to maintain focus on being the object of blessing by standing at attention and looking down. Though one should always COLOR, this would imply that watching a video would not ...


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No, but if it is live yes (Yalkut Yosef, Helek 3, 215:4). However, over the internet it would be Asur (Q&A 91813 to R' Musafi). The reason is because the internet is a little off. Forgot to mention: Even if you both are Mechawen you can't be Yose.


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Although if the shiur was live, it could be allowed (you don't need to hear the bracha to answer amein, like in the famous shul in Alexandria where they used to wave flags to tell people to answer Amein)


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No - even in Shul you only answer Amein if it is done immediately or else it is an Amein Yesoma. Therefore you should not answer Amein if you are listening to a pre recorded Shiur. However if you are listening to a live Shiur then I do not know whether you should answer or not.


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When a person buys a kosher chicken from a butcher, it is presumed that he will not cook it on Shabbos. I mean, he knows about keeping kosher so he probably knows about Shabbos, too. CDs, however, are purchased by a wide range of Jews. Unfortunately, not every Jew knows that playing CDs on Shabbos or Yom Tov is not permissible in the Jewish religion. ...


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As to the first question, JEM sells Davening with the Rebbe which is a video of the Lubavitcher Rebbe being a Shliach Tzibbur. The Lubavitcher Rebbe must have known of its existence, and yet didn't protest against it. Therefore, there shouldn't be any halachic issues (in addition to the fact that JEM does have Rabbonim on their staff).


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There is a discussion in a similar question, listening to a woman's voice through the radio or a record. There is a Machloket: Shut Ma'archey Lev (Tsirlson, Orach Haim, 5), Or Latsion(b6:13), Ase Lecha Rav (a28), and Yabia Omer 6a wrote that it is OK if you don't know the singer and never saw her. Tsits Eliezer 5b wrote it is allowed since the voice is not ...


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The Rivevos Ephraim 8:102:2 writes that watching the syium hashas (live)on tv and hears kaddish ,one can answer amen yehei shmei rabbah... Since it is not the shem Hashem,he also talks about hearing thunder over the phone and holds one may say bracha without Shem UMalchus. http://www.hebrewbooks.org/pdfpager.aspx?req=1082&st=&pgnum=73


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Wow! A Lewandowski fan, like me! I thought I'd never find one! I learned and sang some of his compositions when I was part of the Yeshiva Univ. cantorial choir, years ago. I recommend that you contact the Belz School of Jewish Music, as I'm quite certain that someone there may point you in the right direction. Cantor Bernard Beer is still directing it and ...


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Well... There are a few places where you can get much of davening, and there are many places where you can get some of davening, but there is no place where you can get all of davening. I'm trying to create such a place. I will not succeed, but hopefully over time there will be a solid collection of resources. For now, though, I would recommend Offtonic ...


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the purpose of creation is to give man an opportunity to follow virtue of his own free will (See beginning of Derech Hashem). God does not like to do PUBLIC miracles unless it is absolutely necessary as it interferes with His plan. (source Tov Halevanon commentary to shaar bitachon ch.4 on the part where Shmuel asked G-d "How shall I go? For, if Saul hears, ...


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1) No problem if it is at a Simha and it is with "Koved Rosh"(Yabia Omer Helek 3, Orah Haim 15). 2) Yes, prohibited from answering Amen (Yalkut Yosef Helek 3, 215:4). 3) You can answer Kadish if it is live (Yalkut Yosef 56:4), but not if it is recorded.



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