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Can one take music lessons during the Omer period?


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Mrs. Shaffer: can I help you?:)

Dinah: if we cant listen to music [Ed. note: during the Omer period. See What exactly is prohibited during the Omer mourning period?], can my kids practice their music or do we stop their lessons now

Mrs. Shaffer: they're allowed to practice, only listening to music for purpose of pleasure is forbidden

Dinah: okay...thank you

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Starting from the second day of Passover, we count forty-nine days. The fiftieth day is the holiday of Shavuot. This is called the “Counting of the Omer” because on the second day of Passover the barley “Omer” offering was offered in the Holy Temple, and we count forty-nine days from this offering. [Literally, "Omer" is a certain weight measure; the required amount of barley for this sacrifice.]
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