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Miscellaneous - Women singing
Submitted by anonymous  Answered by Rabbi Tzvi Frank
Question: Few years ago there was a bridge game in a synagogue.One day one of ladies participating in it used vocals to express herself. A rabbi when he heard a woman singin in his synagogue became furious and kicked everyone out. Since then there was no bridge game.But recently at the same synagogue there was a concert performed by female singer. I understand jewish law imposes restrictions upon women singing. What are these restrictions and how came these two events take place at the same synagogue ?

Hi Mark,

Women are wlecome to utilize their talents much the same way men are. The difference is only that women may not sing in front of men due to modesty issues. Kol b'isha ervah. Is it possible that the female singer concert was an all women event while the bridge game had men hanging around? This may be your answer.

Hope this helps,


posted:2008-06-03 23:55:52

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