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Choirs are rarely found in Orthodox synagogues nowadays (for reasons beyond the scope of your question), as such there is little literature addressing the topic from an Orthodox perspective. However, choirs seem more common in Reform and Conservative congregations and their rabbinical bodies have documented their views on your question. Here are some ...


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I've heard two answers from a respectable rabbi, zt"l. Even after death, I'd rather keep his name and location anonymous. One answer I heard is that the High Holiday tune has a "mode" of "royalty" and "joy". This type of tune is inappropriate when reading about illicit marriages that people should avoid. (I will add in, B"N, as to why this section is read ...


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As you correctly write, nolad applies to physical elements and is connected to the laws of mukze, which also only applies to physical objects. Kitzur Shulchan Aruch writes (88:4) Nolad is something that came into being today, such as ashes from a fire which was ignited today by a non-Jew; or an egg that was laid today and sap running from the trees ...


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