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If a woman starts singing in a room with men, despite knowing they observe kol isha, is she liable for her voice being heard or are the men that hear her liable?
If a woman dresses non-tznius in front of men, are the men liable for looking, or is the woman liable for dressing that way knowing the situation?
Aug 2, 2012 at 23:26
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Kaf Hachaim 75:23 writes that women should be careful not to let their voice be heard in front of men lest the men come to sinful thoughts.
Kaf Hachaim 23 text:
Regarding the man,Shulchan Aruch Even Haezer 21:1 writes that it is assur to listen to the voice of ervah(a woman's singing voice-per most halachic authorities).
ואסור לשמוע קול ערוה או לראות שערה. והמתכוין לאחד מאלו הדברים, מכין אותו מכת מרדות. ואלו הדברים אסורים גם בחייבי לאוין.
Dec 14, 2015 at 2:41
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Both are liable. Think about it: The Talmud considers a woman's voice like her "nakedness" and the same is true about a woman not dressed properly, thus they are both sinning by exposing her nakedness, it would be comparable to a pair who willingly engaged in prohibition relations (for example adultery) whereby both the man and the woman are to be held responsible.
Aug 4, 2012 at 20:01
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