Monday, November 29, 2010

Why traditional prayer is not instrumental


"We have seen that our ancestors who instituted the prayers did not enact musical instruments even though song emerged from among us in the service in the Beit haMikdash. Our ancestors abandoned it; we see that they felt it inappropriate, because there is no joy before Gd since the day the Beit haMikdash was destroyed."

(Rav Moshe Sofer, Chatam Sofer 6: Likkutim 84)

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