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Kol Isha during mixed gender singing

This is a classical question as it applies to singing zemirot (Shabbat songs) together between men and women. There is a famous teshuva from the Sridei Eish on the topic (see here on MY), showing ...
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ashkenazi style melodies to mizrachi birkat hamazon?

I realize the question is old, but I found Sephardic Birkat HaMazon to an Ashkenazi tune on Youtube, from Rabbi David Kadoch. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-7FQ2qZO-A
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I’m looking to know some chassidus songs

The Modzitzer Chassidus is famous for its niggunim, some of which the Rebbes throughout the ages composed. Modzitz and its history of niggunim have been made famous over the years thanks to Ben Zion ...
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I'm looking for a very specific Birkat Hamazon tune

Do you mean the one that appears here: https://www.facebook.com/reel/1623628751440239 Max Helfman was Brandeis-Bardin and Camp Alonim’s first music director. Helfman, already an accomplished musician, ...
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Why did David’s harp playing relieve King Saul's illness?

Simcha is poretz gadarim, it breaks walls. See Tanya Ch. 5. What this means is that, our soul has various powers and facilities, with the highest being ta'anug; delight. Delight is often synonymous ...
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Pele Yoetz Question

The Pele Yoetz, published in 1824, is a compilation of essential Jewish concepts. As such, some of its sayings are sourced in earlier texts. This saying is found in the Talmud, tractate Berachot page ...
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Looking for nineties album of Zemirot changed to female gender

UPDATE: I was able to finally find it last night: Marcia Falk: Blessings In Song | Fran Avni As the person who referenced Marcia Falk’s book suggested. Thanks! https://franavni.bandcamp.com/album/...
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I heard that some Moroccan Taamim and/or Piyoutim originate from the zemirot/songs of the Leviim in the Beit Hamikdash. Are there Torah Sources?

Someone told me of one source for Andalous music based upon Leviim - who moved to a place called Andaluzia in Spain - in the Abarbanel - Melachim II - 25 https://www.sefaria.org/Abarbanel_on_II_Kings....
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Is there anywhere I can learn the Yerushalmi cantillation online?

My children used Kol Kore (provided by their school) and Yerushalmi is one of the options they have. https://www.kolkore.com/e/index.php
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Clapping in shul

This is quite fascinating. If you google "applause in shul" you will find numerous "synagogue etiquette guides" primarily from denominations other than Orthodox deprecating the ...
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What does the superscription עַל־מוּת לַבֵּן in Tehilim 9 mean?

The metzudos learns like the ibn ezra there who interprets it as "upon the death of Laben", who was an enemy of the Jews or of David.
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What does the superscription עַל־מוּת לַבֵּן in Tehilim 9 mean?

According to Rabbi Ahron Marcus in his book on the evolution of Hebrew, Barzilai, pp. 269-270, "על-מות" refers to the soprano of a choir, i.e., the highest pitch. "בן" refers to ...
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Is there anywhere I can learn the Yerushalmi cantillation online?

Torah Box provides a step-by-step online tutoring program for Tunisian cantillation, which is almost identical to the Yerushalmi style.
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Looking for nineties album of Zemirot changed to female gender

"Let us sing the soul in every name and the same of every soul." is by the poet and prolific prayer author and adapter Marsha Falk, copyright 1986. Her books, especially the 1996 Book of ...
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Shvus and oneg Shabbos: instruments and dancing

The SA 339:3 says that it is assur, however the Rama explains that the custom was to be lenient and provides two possible reasons: אין מטפחין להכות כף אל כף ולא מספקין להכות כף על ירך ולא מרקדין ...
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May Jews listen to music during the day of a Sefer Torah burning

The question is based on the assumption that nowadays one may listen to music. This is a false premise. Listening to music nowadays that music is ubiquitous is forbidden by the strict letter of the ...
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listening to music for a siyum during the 9 days

Yes, he can. Sources from Laws of the Holidays, p. 285, by Rabbi Yonatan Nacson of Yechaveh Da'at and https://instarabbiapp.com/: Yechaveh Daat 6:34; Halichot Olam, vol. 2, p. 138; Chazon Ovadia, ...
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Sources Allowing Listening to Christian Music?

I couldn't find a specific source, but the following may be relevant. One of my Rabbeim once explained to me regarding classical music that "music is not mekabel tumah". However, if there ...
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Sephardic Music Books

Also, if u want to know how sephardim make our prayers, we do it after maqam, the Arabic musical system which is hard to master. The website https://pizmonim.org/ also has the ways to use the maqamim ...
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Live Vs. Recorded Music during the Omer

An interesting argument appears in Rav Yaakov Breisch’s responsum on this issue (Teshuvot Chelkat Yaakov 1:62). He suggests that even according to the Magen Avraham and Bach, this prohibition applies ...
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