Tisha b’Av, A Holy Day of Sadness

Tish b’Av, a holy day of sadness, commemorates the destruction of the first and second Temples, a day when we read the Book of Lamentations and on which many fast. Is there any benefit to living in the past, focusing on tragedy? Or can we perhaps learn a lesson from tragedy? Rabbi Michael Bernstein of […]

Three Weeks of…well…The Three Weeks!

Want to know more about the Three weeks and Tisha B’Av? Then you have come to the right place… First, we have a very academic video narrated by Rachel Esther on the holidays. Did you know that listening to music is generally forbidden during this time? Check out a cool post about someone who disagrees […]

No Music During the Three Weeks? Forget It!

Originally posted on Jewcy.com Bein ha-Metzarim is the period between the 17th of Tammuz and Tisha B’Av. It’s a time of mourning for the loss of the Temple and the exile of the Jews from Israel. And during this time, you’re not supposed to shave, get a haircut, get married, or listen to music. Wait…no […]