Jewish Law

Music during Chol Hamoed

25.01.18

Question

Is music allowed during chol hamoed for sephardim?

Answer

To the Questioner, 

It is permissible to hear music on Chol Hamoed Pesach. Although the days of Sefirat Haomer have begun, the customs of mourning do not apply on Chol Hamoed. 

Sources: Sefer "Rabbenu" in the name of Rabbi Ovadya Yosef z"l (p. 242) to allow listening to music on Isru Chag of Pesach [also in Sheilot U'Tshuvot Mekor Ne'eman (part 2 siman 462). So most certainly it is allowed to listen to music on Chol Hamoed of Pesach. 

With Blessings, 
Hillel Meirs
 

 

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