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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 #140 on: July 21, 2022, 02:14:35 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.
To be clear I completely disagree with what heís saying, but heís saying the opposite of what you said he said.

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Re: Jewish Children's Albums
« Reply #141 on: July 21, 2022, 02:16:33 PM »
To be clear I completely disagree with what heís saying, but heís saying the opposite of what you said he said.
You think that בגדי זיעה are assur?

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Re: Jewish Children's Albums
« Reply #142 on: July 21, 2022, 02:16:43 PM »
Relax guys!!
I was just wondering any one knew of any childrens sefira album.
I'd rather not listen to any regular music during the three weeks even second hand.
I'm not sure why this is so crazy.
 a couple of shmuel kunda albums are for sefira.the royal rescue and i think others as well

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Re: Jewish Children's Albums
« Reply #143 on: July 21, 2022, 02:24:34 PM »
To be clear I completely disagree with what heís saying, but heís saying the opposite of what you said he said.
its pretty clear that he is not saying the opposite
he says bigdei zeia do not have to be soiled and if you want to say  that they do you have a problem with tissues,since nobody would say tissues are a problem then obviously bigdei zeia are also not a problem

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Re: Jewish Children's Albums
« Reply #144 on: July 21, 2022, 02:26:23 PM »
You think that בגדי זיעה are assur?
No interest in getting into that now. But is a silly proof. A tissue has no chasivus of a beged. And the rest of what heís saying indicates more that בגדי זיעה is assur. Because why is מטפחות ידים prohibited based on what heís saying? In הלכות חול המועד itís clear itís considered מתלכלך תמיד.

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Re: Jewish Children's Albums
« Reply #145 on: July 21, 2022, 02:29:38 PM »
Putting out Shu"t wouldn't necessarily do it for me.

That he's an accepted posek does.
I am not sure where such criteria come from. That reasoning is mostly used to ignore anything someone says without a need to reckon with their profs and reasoning.
Feelings don't care about your facts

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Re: Jewish Children's Albums
« Reply #146 on: July 21, 2022, 02:31:57 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.

Amazing how much people enjoy assering things. How many people here are as Makpid to sleep in a Sukka which is mefurash Pasuk and Mitzvas Esseh Medorisa? It's almost like Yetzer Hora gets people to focus on minahgim to neglect other things.. 

The Shulchan Aruch who assers music year round and some say we're makpid on during 3 weeks says explicitily vocal music is only assur with wine

  תקס, ג

וכן גזרו שלא לנגן בכלי שיר וכל מיני זמר וכל משמיעי קול של שיר לשמח בהם: הגה ויש אומרים דוקא מי שרגיל בהם כגון המלכים שעומדים ושוכבים בכלי שיר או בבית המשתה [טור] ואסור לשומעם מפני החורבן ואפי' שיר בפה על היין אסורה שנא' בשיר לא ישתו יין

The other source  for music in the 3 weeks is the י מגן אברהם תקנא who only assers dancing...

ונראה לי דאסור לעשות רקודין ומחולות מי"ז תמוז ואילך.

And then the ערוך השולחן ן by Omer in תצג ב extends that to

 וכל שכן שאסור לזמר בכלי זמר



״וזה כלל גדול: שישנא אדם כל דבר שקר. וכל מה שיוסיף שנאה לדרכי השקר Ė יוסיף אהבה לתורה.״ - אורחות צדיקים

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Re: Jewish Children's Albums
« Reply #147 on: July 21, 2022, 02:32:18 PM »
This R Kleinman was the one last year saying new tissues may be a shaila during the 9 days?
its pretty clear that he is not saying the opposite
he says bigdei zeia do not have to be soiled and if you want to say  that they do you have a problem with tissues,since nobody would say tissues are a problem then obviously bigdei zeia are also not a problem
Not the opposite?

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Re: Jewish Children's Albums
« Reply #148 on: July 21, 2022, 02:34:45 PM »
To be clear I completely disagree with what heís saying, but heís saying the opposite of what you said he said.

Interesting thanks. Although ultimately he's saying the same thing in the shiur and sefer you posted, his "he'arah" came across differently (to me at least) where I heard it originally: https://www.torahanytime.com/#/lectures?v=118920

ETA: edited for clarity, I hope.
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Re: Jewish Children's Albums
« Reply #149 on: July 21, 2022, 02:36:53 PM »
I am not sure where such criteria come from. That reasoning is mostly used to ignore anything someone says without a need to reckon with their profs and reasoning.


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 #150 on: July 21, 2022, 02:46:44 PM »
The Shulchan Aruch who assers music year round and some say we're makpid on during 3 weeks says explicitily vocal music is only assur with wine
  תקס, ג
וכן גזרו שלא לנגן בכלי שיר וכל מיני זמר וכל משמיעי קול של שיר לשמח בהם: הגה ויש אומרים דוקא מי שרגיל בהם כגון המלכים שעומדים ושוכבים בכלי שיר או בבית המשתה [טור] ואסור לשומעם מפני החורבן ואפי' שיר בפה על היין אסורה שנא' בשיר לא ישתו יין
Where in the world are you coming from that during the 3 weeks listening to music is only with the same guidelines as the issur year round? Is listening not bkveis also mutar during the 3 weeks?

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Re: Jewish Children's Albums
« Reply #151 on: July 21, 2022, 02:49:03 PM »
Where in the world are you coming from that during the 3 weeks listening to music is only with the same guidelines as the issur year round? Is listening not bkveis also mutar during the 3 weeks?

Please tell me where is the Issur to listen to music in the 3 weeks other than the 3 sources I quoted (and the Tur / Rashi that the Shu"A paskens against)

(ETA: From more than 200 years ago)
״וזה כלל גדול: שישנא אדם כל דבר שקר. וכל מה שיוסיף שנאה לדרכי השקר Ė יוסיף אהבה לתורה.״ - אורחות צדיקים

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Re: Jewish Children's Albums
« Reply #152 on: July 21, 2022, 02:51:41 PM »
Please tell me where is the Issur to listen to music in the 3 weeks other than the 3 sources I quoted (and the Tur / Rashi that the Shu"A paskens against)

(ETA: From more than 200 years ago)
Itís a minhag more that Halacha.

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Re: Jewish Children's Albums
« Reply #153 on: July 21, 2022, 02:54:37 PM »
Itís a minhag more that Halacha.
And the Halchicich sources that discuss the Minhag explicitly limit it to musical instruments, so this statement below is absurd


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 #154 on: July 21, 2022, 03:00:09 PM »
And the Halchicich sources that discuss the Minhag explicitly limit it to musical instruments
They had tape recorder/cds then?
I understood his point that there isnít a difference listening to tape recorders recording musical instruments or with out. @aygart is that what you meant?

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« Reply #155 on: July 21, 2022, 03:06:38 PM »
They had tape recorder/cds then?
I understood his point that there isnít a difference listening to tape recorders recording musical instruments or with out. @aygart is that what you meant?
He was saying the baseline assumption is that vocal singing is assur and it needs a Raya to be matir...

But לשיטתך, how can there be a minhag to asser something that didn't exist?

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Re: Jewish Children's Albums
« Reply #156 on: July 21, 2022, 03:11:05 PM »
He was saying the baseline assumption is that vocal singing is assur and it needs a Raya to be matir...
Very logical statement in regards to recorded music.
how can there be a minhag to asser something that didn't exist?
Are you asking how the minhag evolved, or are you denying that there is a minhag not to listen to recorded music?

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« Reply #157 on: July 21, 2022, 03:33:16 PM »
Very logical statement in regards to recorded music.Are you asking how the minhag evolved, or are you denying that there is a minhag not to listen to recorded music?
Just trying to understand your position. The Issur to listen to recorded music is a new minhag that evolved in past few decades and is mechayev everybody to follow?

Very logical statement in regards to recorded music.
It's very logical to say that something that isn't brought down in Halacha is assur and one needs a Raya to be matir it?

So I could claim it's assur to eat carrots in the 3 weeks and you'd have to bring a Raya that it's muttar?
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Re: Jewish Children's Albums
« Reply #158 on: July 21, 2022, 04:19:32 PM »
The only source that I remember seeing (לא ראיתי אינו ראיה, though) is the M"A that @PlatinumGuy brought down, which would mean that technically, solemn, moving music would be muttar, but I would understand how that developed into all music so people shouldn't be moireh heter.

I think Acapella should be banned because it's atrocious, but don't see a source for vocals. I personally listen to Modzitz without music (the hundreds of niggunim recorded over the years privately or at various functions) during Sefira.

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Re: Jewish Children's Albums
« Reply #159 on: July 21, 2022, 04:24:12 PM »
Just trying to understand your position. The Issur to listen to recorded music is a new minhag that evolved in past few decades and is mechayev everybody to follow?
Listening to recorded music has been assumed by all major poskim to be a logical extension of the enjoyment of listening to musical instruments  because itís basically the same experience. Though there are differently nuanced approaches. I call it Minhag because I believe many concede it isnít really the same, so itís not מעיקר הדין.