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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.
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 ...
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 ...
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. ...
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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