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The Igros Moshe Yoreh De'ah siman 112 says that there is an obligation to take muscial items to a wedding. This also applies to the seudah that if the choson doesn't want to have a seudah, however, the relatives of the Kalah wants it we force the choson to agree. And the Biur Hateiv in Even HaEzer says that if a person marries and doesn't want to overload ...


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Rav Melamed explains here: לגבי נגינה בכלי שיר בעת התפילה, זהו שינוי שאסור לעשותו בלא הוראה של תלמידי חכמים גדולים. אמנם ההבדלה אינה כגוף התפילה, ומדובר בודאי בפסוקים שלפניה, ולא בעת הברכות עצמם, ולכן אין בזה איסור. - Using instruments suring davening is a forbidden change without the psak of great sages, but havdala isn't part of the essential ...


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In describing the synagogues of Bavel in the Twelfth Century, R. Petachia of Ratisbon wrote as follows: בחולו של מועד אומרים המזמורים בכלי שיר On the half-holidays they recite the psalms to the accompaniment of musical instruments, (Travels of Rabbi Petachia of Ratisbon p. 46-47) It seems like the rabbinic authorities there allowed this, and ...


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