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The Perfect Tisha B’Av Playlist

There’s only one song on it

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Tisha B’Av, the day we mourn the destruction of the First and Second Temples in Jerusalem and commemorate those epic tragedies with a reading of Lamentations, is arguably the most somber day in the Jewish calendar. You are supposed to fast and to avoid anything that gives you pleasure.

Not everyone, though, is machmeer, or strict, in their observance. For those who allow themselves music, then, here’s a playlist. It consists of a single mournful song, poetry courtesy of the Book of Psalms.

Hit repeat as often as you need to elicit tears of despair over destructions past and present.

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The Perfect Tisha B’Av Playlist

There’s only one song on it

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