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Jewish children's albums:

Classic albums
The Alef Bais World
The Amazing Torah Bike - Brachos (Moshe Yess)
The Amazing Torah Bike - Yetzias Mitzrayim (Moshe Yess)
Benny and the Torah Kidz (Yerachmiel Begun)
Chanukah USA
Dov Dov and the Great Bicycle Race
Dov Dov and the Tough Break
Dov Dov and Pentitude
The Emperor's Secret (Aviva Productions)
I Am So Big
Lost in Lazer Land (Rabbi Yehuda Deutch and Boruch Levine)
Professor Green and the Simcha Machine
Purim USA
Shabsie and the Haunted House
Shhhh.... It's Lashon Harah
Safety
The Tehillim that Saved a Life
Torah Island 1
Torah Island 2
The Wonderful World of Shabsie
The Mitzvah Tree etc (Morah Blanca?)

Abie Rotenberg:
A Time to Laugh
Golden Crown
Lost Treasure (with Shimmy Shtauber)
Marvelous Middos Machine Volume 1
Marvelous Middos Machine Volume 2
Marvelous Middos Machine Volume 3
Marvelous Middos Machine Song Tape
Marvelous Middos Machine Volume 4

Benny Wielgus:
A Match Made in Heaven
Blast Off
Tailor Made
Sounds of Greatness
Best of Olomeinu
Elya the Gvir
The Haunted Shul

Chaya Knoble and Rivkah Neuman:
613 Torah Avenue series

Country Yossi:
Kivi and Tuki series

Rabbi Fischel Schachter:
Tzadik's Promises
Tzadik's Secret
Tzadik's Image
Moshelah's Tefillah Tree
Saved by the Chometz
Chanukah
World of Middos Bereishis
World of Middos Shemos
World of Middos Vayikra
World of Middos Bamidbar
World of Middos Devorim
World of Middos Emes
World of Middos Simcha
Tales of Tzaddikim (buy here)

Rabbi Juravel:
List (and purchase) here
Listen online here

Rabbi Mayer Erps:

Meir Ben Dayan:
Saved from the Statue
Out of Seder
Shuey and the Self-Swapping Shoes
Shuey 2: It Wasn't Me
Our Power

Morah Music:
Mendy Music 1
Mendy Music 2
Various Morah Music albums for girls only

Oorah:
Shmorg Tales (two albums)

Rebbee Hill:
Most albums are listed here
Additional albums not on the list:
The Rebbe's Niggun
Exodus 2
Berel's Wrinkles

Rebbe Alter:
Lecha Dodi - Shabbos
L'shana Tova
Sukkos
Chanukah
Pirchei Purim
Pesach
Chumash Beraishis
C'mon Let's Daven

Shimmy Shtauber:
The Story Experience (with Nachman Seltzer)

Shlomo "Hadarshan" Juravel:
Mi Ke'amcha Yisroel - Stories of Kiddush Hashem
Chinuch Series Vol. II - Mishlei Shlomo

Rabbi Shmuel Kleiner:
Stories with Geshmak series

Shmuel Kunda:
All Shmuel Kunda albums are listed in the wiki of the dedicated Kunda thread

Tzvi Serebrowski:
Raviner Miracle 1
Raviner Miracle 2
Survivor on Flight 103
Happiness Held Hostage
Chacham's Gem

Tzvi Rifkind:
The Perfect Mistake
Secret in Krakow

Uncle Moishy:
List (and purchase) here

Yehuda Bromberg (YB Productions):
Miser
Lost Island
Hidden Child
Royal Fate

Rabbi Yitzy Erps:
A Place for Everyone
The Adventures of Chaim Yankel Klutzmyer
Boy am I shleepy
Yanky at the Pesach Seder
Yanky and ShabbosShaul Hamelech and the Witch
Recent stories: Google Jroot Rabbi Yitzy Erps

Rabbi Yoel Ferber:
Itzikel
Itzikel 2
Lessons Learned in Moscow
Lessons Learned in Moscow 2
Steve Story
The Bomb that went Boom

Rabbi Yosef Pruzansky:
Adventures of Sheffy and Me
Rescue Reward
King for a Year

Yossi Kirsch and Sruly Greenwald:
A Chanuka Miracle
The Purim Story
Professor Chai and his Torah Zoo
Professor Chai Too
Shimshon HaGibur - The Man Who Saved Yisroel
(Purchase these and Rabbi Wielgus's albums here)

Zalmy Wainhaus:
Tickets 1
Tickets 2

Other resources:
Rabbi Chaim Burston
Rabbi Maimon Elbaz
Rabbi Mordechai Finkelman's Chassidic Tales of Inspiration (Buy here)More stories from Rabbi Mordechai Finkelman http://englishtorahtapes.com/stories_for_children41c.htm
Stories from Uncle Yossi
Stories from Chabad.org
The Jewish Platform
Also you can call this number and hear stories anytime (718) 569-7700
https://torahdownloads.com/c-122-stories.html
https://www.torahanytime.com/#/topic?c=209
Jewish audiobooks - A Maggid's Market

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Re: Jewish Children's Albums
« Reply #120 on: July 20, 2022, 09:57:01 PM »
sefira music is allowed.
Source?
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Re: Jewish Children's Albums
« Reply #121 on: July 20, 2022, 10:52:36 PM »
music is allowed.
Source?  :o  (see below)

Source?
CMIIW Igros Moshe 166 in the last line of the tshuva says that according to him vocal is mutar on radio (recorded?) but instrumental is assur. And for sefira (presumably 3 weeks as well), those who are matir radio (recorded?) instrumental the whole year, would assur. Which indicates to me that vocal is mutar according to those who are matir radio instrumental the whole year.

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Re: Jewish Children's Albums
« Reply #122 on: July 20, 2022, 11:10:05 PM »
Source?  :o  (see below)
CMIIW Igros Moshe 166 in the last line of the tshuva says that according to him vocal is mutar on radio (recorded?) but instrumental is assur. And for sefira (presumably 3 weeks as well), those who are matir radio (recorded?) instrumental the whole year, would assur. Which indicates to me that vocal is mutar according to those who are matir radio instrumental the whole year.
That is a nice shtickle torah but not a source. It can easily be because for sfira and bein hamitzorim none of this makes a difference at all since it is not a gezeira comparing to the music of the leviiim.

https://www.torahanytime.com/#/lectures?v=28674

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Re: Jewish Children's Albums
« Reply #123 on: July 20, 2022, 11:24:14 PM »
https://www.torahanytime.com/#/lectures?v=28674

TL:DW
He says acapella is assur during sefira?
Does he address listening music year round?

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Re: Jewish Children's Albums
« Reply #124 on: July 21, 2022, 09:50:34 AM »
TL:DW
He says acapella is assur during sefira?
Does he address listening music year round?
Yes and yes. He also says that someone who is so "into music" that he is looking to get around the rules for sefira and bein hametzorim ismore of a reason to be assur the whole year.
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Re: Jewish Children's Albums
« Reply #125 on: July 21, 2022, 12:17:55 PM »
Yes and yes. He also says that someone who is so "into music" that he is looking to get around the rules for sefira and bein hametzorim ismore of a reason to be assur the whole year.

Thanks. This R Kleinman was the one last year saying new tissues may be a shaila during the 9 days? Is he an accepted posek (with mesorah/shimush) or he's a chashuv yungerman saying shticklech torah?

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Re: Jewish Children's Albums
« Reply #126 on: July 21, 2022, 12:31:10 PM »
Thanks. This R Kleinman was the one last year saying new tissues may be a shaila during the 9 days? Is he an accepted posek (with mesorah/shimush) or he's a chashuv yungerman saying shticklech torah?
Big talmid of R' Shmuel Kaminetzky, put together his Kovetz Halachos series.

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Re: Jewish Children's Albums
« Reply #127 on: July 21, 2022, 12:53:55 PM »
Big talmid of R' Shmuel Kaminetzky, put together his Kovetz Halachos series.

Yes I know that about him. He has shimush by R Shmuel? R Shmuel is a posek? (I know he's a very well respected ziknei Rosh Yeshiva - gedolei lita in america, but that doesn't necessarily mean he's a posek, for ex. BMG has roshei yeshiva and poskim - separate positions). Just b/c he put together the kovetz halachos doesn't necessarily mean he's a posek, there's KH many many sforim coming out from yungeleit of their Rosh yeshiva's torah's etc all the time...

It's very possible this hinges on a much more involved question about derech hapsak which I'm not particularly interested in getting into ATM.

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Re: Jewish Children's Albums
« Reply #128 on: July 21, 2022, 01:49:28 PM »
Yes I know that about him. He has shimush by R Shmuel? R Shmuel is a posek? (I know he's a very well respected ziknei Rosh Yeshiva - gedolei lita in america, but that doesn't necessarily mean he's a posek, for ex. BMG has roshei yeshiva and poskim - separate positions). Just b/c he put together the kovetz halachos doesn't necessarily mean he's a posek, there's KH many many sforim coming out from yungeleit of their Rosh yeshiva's torah's etc all the time...

It's very possible this hinges on a much more involved question about derech hapsak which I'm not particularly interested in getting into ATM.
It's a relatively new phenomenon that a R"Y isn't a posek. If someone of R Shmuels caliber is confident enough to give a psak, I would be comfortable following it.

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Re: Jewish Children's Albums
« Reply #129 on: July 21, 2022, 01:55:46 PM »
It's a relatively new phenomenon that a R"Y isn't a posek.

Source? Historically the Poskim were the Poskim. Just like by chassidim there was a Rebbe for spiritual guidance etc and a Ruv for psak, by litvish there was a Posek/Dayan for psak and R"Y for guidance... There may have been a number (many?) situations where those lines crossed but that wasn't the default.

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Re: Jewish Children's Albums
« Reply #130 on: July 21, 2022, 01:56:33 PM »
This R Kleinman was the one last year saying new tissues may be a shaila during the 9 days?
False!

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Re: Jewish Children's Albums
« Reply #131 on: July 21, 2022, 01:58:52 PM »
False!

What's false? It wasn't him or he didn't say something along the lines of "I wonder why no one was meorer the shaila about new tissues during the nine days being similar to a kerchief?"

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Re: Jewish Children's Albums
« Reply #132 on: July 21, 2022, 01:59:25 PM »
R Shmuel is a posek? (I know he's a very well respected ziknei Rosh Yeshiva - gedolei lita in america, but that doesn't necessarily mean he's a posek, for ex. BMG has roshei yeshiva and poskim - separate positions).
He’s been answering Halachik qs from his thousands of students for like 60 years…

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Re: Jewish Children's Albums
« Reply #133 on: July 21, 2022, 01:59:29 PM »
Is he an accepted posek (with mesorah/shimush) or he's a chashuv yungerman saying shticklech torah?

Yes he is. He is a Rov of a shul in Flatbush and R Forscheimer and R S.M. Katz and others highly respect his opinions.

Source? Historically the Poskim were the Poskim. Just like by chassidim there was a Rebbe for spiritual guidance etc and a Ruv for psak, by litvish there was a Posek/Dayan for psak and R"Y for guidance... There may have been a number (many?) situations where those lines crossed but that wasn't the default.
Source back at you. Look at Yeshiva Torah Vodaas and MTJ among others. Go to Europe and you can find the same thing. The Noda Biyehuda and Chasam Sofer both had yeshivos.


Bottom line is that in halacha there is no mention of musical instruments regarding sefira or bein hamitzorim. To be matir is olecho raaya lihovi.
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Re: Jewish Children's Albums
« Reply #134 on: July 21, 2022, 02:00:53 PM »
What's false? It wasn't him or he didn't say something along the lines of "I wonder why no one was meorer the shaila about new tissues during the nine days being similar to a kerchief?"
He brought it as proof that בגדי זיעה are mutar. Boy oh boy is this a distortion.

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Re: Jewish Children's Albums
« Reply #135 on: July 21, 2022, 02:02:03 PM »
Yes he is. He is a Rov of a shul in Flatbush and R Forscheimer and R S.M. Katz and others highly respect his opinions.
And Just put out שו״ת. Maybe judge his capabilities from that @dm123 ?

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Re: Jewish Children's Albums
« Reply #136 on: July 21, 2022, 02:03:26 PM »
Yes he is. He is a Rov of a shul in Flatbush and R Forscheimer and R S.M. Katz and others highly respect his opinions.

Thanks for clarifying.

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Re: Jewish Children's Albums
« Reply #137 on: July 21, 2022, 02:05:40 PM »
And Just put out שו״ת. Maybe judge his capabilities from that @dm123 ?

Putting out Shu"t wouldn't necessarily do it for me.

That he's an accepted posek does.
R Forscheimer and R S.M. Katz and others highly respect his opinions.

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Re: Jewish Children's Albums
« Reply #138 on: July 21, 2022, 02:10:43 PM »
Bottom line is that in halacha there is no mention of musical instruments regarding sefira or bein hamitzorim. To be matir is olecho raaya lihovi.

Not sure I quite understand? Do you mean to say that Halacha forbids music during the 3 weeks/sefira and to be matir a certain type of music (such as vocal) is olecha lehovi raaya?

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Re: Jewish Children's Albums
« Reply #139 on: July 21, 2022, 02:12:57 PM »
I think all content posted in a Children's Album thread has to be rated as appropriate for children...