Singing During Sefirah


microphoneThe minhag of not listening to music during sefirah includes live music, recorded music, and according to some opinions, even singing songs in a group setting (except for Shabbos zemiros which is permitted, and¬†at a Seudas Mitzva which is a machlokes). Igros Moshe OC 1:166, 3:87, YD 2:137, SV Minchas Yitzchok 1:111, SV Yechave Da’as 3:30, SV Oz Nidbiru 10:23, 8:58, SV Shibolei Haleket 8:127, SV Tzitz Eliezer 15:33:2

According to the psak of R’ Shloma Zalman Auerbach one may sing songs in a group setting which are “Dveikus” type songs, which will not lead to dancing. An individual may sing any type of song because generally it will not lead to dancing. Bein Pesach L’Shvuos 15:5, Orchos Rabbeinu 2:pg95

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