This time of the year is known as “the 9 days” during which Jews mourn the destruction of the First and Second Temples in Jerusalem. This is one of the most solemn periods on the Jewish calendar. During this time, it is customary to observe traditional mourning rituals incuding; abstainign from eating meat, abstaining from listening to music, avoiding parties and celebrations, and not purchasing and wearing new clothes.
Althougn it is customary not to listen to musci during this period, it is permissible to listen to A Capella music without instruments. This beautiful cover of ‘Shevet Achim V’Achayot’ by Rabotai celebrates the Land and the People of Israel. It is perfect for this time of year. Enjoy!