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The Sefer Avnei Yasfei 2:5:anaf 2 writes that its assur based off different sources he brings in the tshuva. He argues on those who allow it who he also brings in the tshuva. (it is worthwhile going through the whole Siman and all the anafim since he answers many kol isha questions which are commonly asked these days) Rav Wosner in Shevet Halevi 3:181 also ...


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According to this Rivevos Ephraim 5:491 it should not be a problem since the problem is making a man stumble and come to impure thoughts and its assur during kiras shema and these things are not applicable to a non Jew. See the tshuva inside. There are two Rabbanim who answered in the tshuvah.


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R Yosef Shalom Elyashiv is quoted in Mishmeret HaTaharah (by his student R Moshe Mordechai Karp) Siman 195 footnote 207 and 209 as ruling that if her husband is used to hearing her voice (רגיל בו) and she isn't singing specifically to him (whereby R' Elyashiv thinks there would be a general problem of levity שחוק וקלות ראש) then there would be no prohibition ...


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The reason we are not allowed to hear woman sing is Because "kol isha airva" (The voice of a woman is nakedness) a womans singing voice is considered a part of her nakedness. It is forbidden to listen to a woman (besides your wife) sing out of fear that it will bring us to think about the woman singing. That's why many hold radio is ok, and Rav Elyashiv had ...


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As always, please consult your rabbi for a practical ruling. There are several issues here. Does "Leining" count as "singing?" Is the fact that she's reciting Tanach make a difference? Is there an issue of Kavod haTzibbur? Are there any other mitigating factors? 1) The Rama (O.C. 75:3) and Bait Shmuel (21:4) state that this prohibition ...


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Many poskim lean towards permiting it as long as you don't know what she looks like. See shu't Beis Shiarim siman 33, shu't Pri Hasadeh siman 32. Also see Chazon ish siman 15. These maareh mikomos are from She'arim Metzuyanim Bihalacha on maseches Taanis 5b. Also in his supercomentary to Kitzur shulchan Aruch siman 5 s.k. 14. He adds however that having seen ...


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Depends where on the Orthodox spectrum. I'd say the vast majority of college-educated men will be lenient on recorded music, at least if stuck in such a situation. (R' Ovadiah Yosef zt'l also explicitly ruled leniently on recorded music, unless it's someone you know personally.) As for groups of women singing -- the Seridei Aish defended the practice that ...


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Rav Ovadia Yosef writes (Yabia Omer 9:108:43) that a woman's voice on the radio is not Kol Isha. He cites in agreement Rs Yosef Shalom Elyashiv and Yitzchok Zev Soloveitchik.


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This is from Oz V'hadar L'vusha (I am sure there are dissenting opinions elsewhere): Here is "Mekoros 73:3" mentioned above, where he writes that he found no sources discussing the matter but reasons himself that it should be forbidden as described above: I asked Rav Yehuda Herzl Henkin this question. He answered “kolech arev”is not applicable to ...


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A related post reports the “famous Teshuva of the Sridei Aish, Rabbi Yaakov Yechiel Weinberg, that permits one to hear kol isha (a women's singing voice) when there are other people singing.” It can be found in Seridei Esh 2:8. This is referred to in the Hebrew Wikipedia article on קול באישה ערווה That article further reports that when Rav Weinberg ...


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Rav Yitzchak Abadi in his Ohr Yitzchak Chelek 2:Inyanim Shonim Siman 10 forbids a man to video the womens side and would hold that two photographers are necessary, one male and one female for their sides of the mechitzah. He says he doesnt understand why people are silent about this prohibition. He also preempts the defense that the photographer is busy ...


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a) Rav Falk in Oz vehadar levusha says no difference between amount of women singing. I don't actually know any men who differentiate between amount of women singing b)I know of men who are meikel re recordings, but mainstream charedi is to be machmir and indeed cd's done by girls choirs/singers usually have a halachah warning saying only women should listen....


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Because they're lovers. And lovers can and should do all sorts of ervah-related things in private that don't belong in public. (That verse is actually the Talmud's prooftext.)


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The 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). SA text: ואסור לשמוע קול ...


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The source is Seridei Esh 2:8, as you can see from this Hebrew page and from this English one. Regrettably, I have been unable to find the teshuva online. The best I can offer you is this source, which contains the expurgated text of the teshuva, with the relevant halakhic material removed.


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מכת מרדות is not necessarily an indication of something being Rabbinic. You can only get Torah-ordained lashes if you do an action (with 3 exceptions). You can see the a list in the first half of the last Perek in Makos. Listening and looking (and smelling) are not classified as actions and therefore one who looks at forbidden things and one who listens to ...


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Shir hashirim is in the form of God speaking to his lover/wife Israel. Even if voices are ervahs for you and me, the husband is obviously permitted to his wife's voice and see her real hair and other things.


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In the new print of the Yabia Omer 1:siman 6 footnote 9 he writes that Rav Eliyashiv mattired (allowed) one from hearing kol isha from the radio even if the person recognizes the singer,since the voice isn't real rather it is sound waves from the electricity. This opinion is quoted in שו"ת ישיב משה טורצקי pg.14. The footnote also notes the מהרש"ג חלק ג סימן ...


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Sefer Chasidim 614 מכל מה שכתוב בשיר השירים צריך להזהר שלא ישמע קול אשה והוא הדין לאשה שלא תשמע קול איש. שמכל שהאיש מוזהר האשה מוזהרת.‏ One must be careful from anything in Shir Hashirim, to not hear a woman's voice, and the same law to a woman to not hear a man's voice, for anything that a man is warned against a woman is [also] warned against.


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You ask why a woman's voiceshould be treated differently to a man's voice. The referenced question “What is the source for a woman's voice as ervah?” provides you with the material for an answer. A woman's voice is considered as “ervah”. The Wikipedia article on tzniut - modesty refers to dress, hair covering and the female singing voice and discusses ...


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Shulchan Aruch Orach Chaim 75,3 יש ליזהר משמיעת קול זמר אשה. One should be careful not to listen to the voice of a woman singing Magen Avraham אבל קול דבור' שרי Speaking is permitted to listen too. There is no mention of Maris ayin about being forbidden to mouth and we don't make up maris ayin unless the chachamim tell us The Shulchan Aruch Yore ...


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I found this: משנה. מי שהיה עבד או אשה או קטן מקרין אותו – עונה אחריהן מה שהן אומרין, ותבא לו מאירה. אם היה גדול מקרא אותו – עונה אחריו הללויה, מקום שנהגו לכפול – יכפול, לפשוט – יפשוט, לברך – יברך, הכל כמנהג המדינה. One who has a slave, a woman, or a minor read [the Hallel] to him, he must repeat after them what they say, and a curse be ...


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i think that in general you will find that people in "orthodox" circles follow the following rule in many situations: "Unless I specifically know it's permitted, it's prohibited." And i believe qol isha is one of those situations. So, as Shalom pointed out, many college educated Jews who looked into the halachoth regarding the issue will more than likely not ...


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There's nothing you can do. Just don't pay attention to her voice (assuming, for the sake of the question, that your Rov holds kol isha is forbidden even for Shabbos zemiros). If you tell her to stop, or even hint, that would be perceived as rude, and it would alienate her from Yiddishkeit and perhaps prevent her from coming closer to observance. If she ...


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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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