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Kol Ishah

19 November, 2004


This is not a nidah question, but very definitely a womens issue question. Where can I find information on Kol isha? My 13 yr old son goes crazy when his sister sings at the shabbos table. It has gotten I have forbidden singing just so there wont be a battle.
Help! thanks!
Good Shabbos!


Rabbi Yehuda Henkin, the rabbinic supervisor of our website, has written extensively on kol ishah in his Hebrew responsa Bnei Banim (especially volume 4) and in his book Equality Lost and Understanding Tzniut. Another excellent resource is Rabbi Elyakim Getsel Ellinson's Woman and the Mitzvot: Guide to the Rabbinic Sources.

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