Tisha B’Av, Music, and Starbucks

Rabbi Reuven Hammer sees much present relevance to what Jeremiah had to say about the destruction of the first Temple in 586 BCE. (Jerusalem Post)

During the three weeks ending in Tisha B’Av, is non-instrumental music (such as acapella recordings) permitted? Can you sing as a group? Can you sing to yourself? Can you give music lessons? (Matzav)

Hundreds of right-wing activists are intending to attempt to march up to the Temple Mount on Tisha B’Av, to protest the U.S. demand to cease East Jerusalem construction. (Jerusalem Post)

Starbucks & Tisha B’Av, “taking the risk for greatness.” (Aish)

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