Tisha b’Av, A Holy Day of Sadness

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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!

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Want to know more about the Three weeks and Tisha B’Av? Then you have come to the right place… First, we have a new video narrated by Rachel Esther on the holidays. Make sure to come see her over at OneShul as she teaches us Tanakh every month! Did you know that listening to music […]

No Music During the Three Weeks? Forget It!

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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 […]