Can someone explain to me why it is totally frowned upon to listen to music during sefirah, yet acapella is ok?
I am sure many of you have heard of the awesome acapella Jewish group Six13. They are awesome singers who use no instruments other than their voices. The boys and I have their CDs as part of our pre-Shabbat mix-tape that motivates us to clean up before Shabbat, and we bop along to that just as much as to the 80s tracks on our mix tape. But them I can listen to in sefirah, but Madonna – no way.
Can someone explain?
(for GL because she asked so nicely)