Do you hold in acapella?

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    moishy
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    Do you listen to any types of acapella during sefira? What type(s)?

    #865548

    if its basically all singing and some like acapella noise in the backround i listen but computerized acapella sounds just like regular music soooooo no.

    #865549
    yogibooboo
    Member

    Yes I do. I need to be able to listen to some sort of music when driving. I listen to anything acapella thats out there

    #865550
    moishy
    Participant

    anyone else?

    #865551
    GumBall
    Member

    Me…I listen to accapella…

    #865552
    RABBAIM
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    Rav Belsky shlita paskins that Capella is not permitted during availus, 3 weeks or sefira. That applies if one is listening for musical enjoyment.

    Rav Shlomo Zalman Auerbach ztl said that even vocal singing takes on a din of music once it is recorded. A layer has a din of an instrument. However poskim permit music when driving IF IT IS needed to keep the driver awake. (There are other better ways. Drashos of Rabbis Frand, Krohn, Wachasman…….) But if you need music to keep you awake while driving , maybe you should pull over and take a nap.

    #865553
    emlf
    Member

    RABBAIM – good point. Including the one about the nap. HaShem wants us to take care of ourselves!

    #865554

    I don’t listen to accapella but I have a tape put out by Stark that is only singing of slow songs with harmony-it gets a little depressing sometimes but is usually better than nothing to listen to at all.

    #865555
    WolfishMusings
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    Once upon a time I used to listen to a capella during sefira. I don’t anymore… but only because I believe it violates the spirit of the halacha, even if it’s technically permitted.

    No, I won’t rebuke anyone else who does listen to a capella. It’s simply something I hold for myself.

    The Wolf

    #865556
    am yisrael chai
    Participant

    Woolf,

    After reading your post & enjoying your sense of humor on your other posts, I don’t understand why you are usually so self-deprecating.

    #865557
    WolfishMusings
    Participant

    After reading your post & enjoying your sense of humor on your other posts, I don’t understand why you are usually so self-deprecating.

    What did I say in the above post that was self-deprecating? All I said was that I personally don’t listen to a capella during sefirah and that I don’t pass that “chumra” on to anyone else.

    The Wolf

    #865558
    charliehall
    Participant

    RSZA paskened that classical music is permitted during sefirat haomer; my rav agrees.

    #865559
    am yisrael chai
    Participant

    wolf,

    Many of your posts on other threads are self-deprecating, not here…your post I was referring to here shows a quality person. That’s why I don’t get it.

    #865560
    RABBAIM
    Participant

    Rav Shlomo Zalman paskined that slow classical which encourages introspection and does not lead to a desire to dance or be freilich AND chazanus which also focuses on depth of feeling of connecting and of Tefillah is permissible.

    #865561
    ☕ DaasYochid ☕
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    Rav Belsky shlita paskins that Capella is not permitted during availus, 3 weeks or sefira. That applies if one is listening for musical enjoyment.

    It’s not so simple; it depends on the type of recording.

    http://www.theyeshivaworld.com/coffeeroom/topic/sefira-music/page/2#post-86593

    #865562
    ☕ DaasYochid ☕
    Participant

    RSZA paskened that classical music is permitted during sefirat haomer; my rav agrees.

    Does your rav also agree to R’ Shlomo Zalman’s reluctance to apply this heter other than in a sha’as had’chak?

    R’ Shlomo Zalman’s opinion is recorded in Halichos Shlomo, Moadim, 11th perek, 14, D’var Halachah 22. However, in Orchos Halacha 54, it is stipulated that this heter should only be utilized in case of need.

    #865563

    Only true vocal, only if I need it to concentrate. I don’t care to listen to news or talk radio and sometimes I need a bit of noise when I’m working or something to listen to in my mp3 player if I take a long walk.

    The tracks I have (the Lechaim chassidishe sfira album package at MM) are slow and deep – if anything they reinforce the spirit of sfira.

    #865564
    moishy
    Participant

    Special for sefirah…….

    #865565
    Toi
    Participant

    R Shlomo miller shlita paskined that acapella is ossur during sfira.

    #865566
    Sam2
    Participant

    To what Rabbaim said above, I don’t think it’s only to keep the driver awake. There is an Issur of music year-round (O.C. 560, I believe). The Poskim there say that to be Mezarez Bim’lachto is muttar. I would assume the same here. Music should be okay so long as the only purpose is that the driver drives better with music, even if the driver doesn’t technically need it.

    #865567
    menucha12
    Member

    yeah the maccabeats or the chevra

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