Are you allowed to listen to music the night of lag baomer or do you have to wait untill the day?

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See Moishe Dovid Lebovits, "Lag B'Omer," 5 Towns Jewish Times:

Night or Day. Many have the custom to make the bonfires (and dancing) on the night of Lag B’omer. Others say that the simcha should start at day.85 However, it seems that the minhag is to conduct the bonfire and dancing at night all over the world, not only in Meron.86 However, music in the absence of a bonfire is prohibited until the next day after neitz hachamah.87

85: Harav Yisrael Belsky Shlita, opinion of Harav Korelitz Shlita quoted in Doleh U’mashka page 194:footnote 520.

86: Harav Yisrael Belsky Shlita, see Mekadesh Yisrael 103, Chut Shani Shabbos 4:page 380, Doleh U’mashka pages 194-195 footnote 521. The Halichos Shlomo Moadim 2:page 362:footnote 23 says dancing is permitted on Lag B’omer even if it is not for a devar mitzvah (refer to Ben Pesach L’Shavuos 15:4:footnote 4). The Avnei Yushpei 1:98 is not convinced that dancing is permitted at all after Lag B’omer.

87: Refer to Doleh U’mashka page 194:footnote 520, Mekadesh Yisrael 103.


בליל ל''ג בעומר ולמחרתו נוהגים להקל לשמוע שירים מכלי נגינה, וכל שכן מטייפ, לכבוד ההילולא של התנא רשב''י ע''ה.‏
[חזון עובדיה על יום טוב מהדורת תשס''ג, עמוד רנח]

According to Maran Hacham Ovadia Shelit"a it is Mutar, l'kavod hahilulah.

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