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Music in Sefirah

Can someone explain to me why it is totally frowned upon to listen to music during sefirah, yet acapella is ok?

I am sure many of you have heard of the awesome acapella Jewish group Six13. They are awesome singers who use no instruments other than their voices. The boys and I have their CDs as part of our pre-Shabbat mix-tape that motivates us to clean up before Shabbat, and we bop along to that just as much as to the 80s tracks on our mix tape. But them I can listen to in sefirah, but Madonna – no way.

Can someone explain?

(for GL because she asked so nicely)

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Movies in Sefirah?

I wrote yesterday about the mourning during sefirah. Mostly people do not cut their hair, listen to live music (some are machmir and don’t listen to any music) and we don’t hold weddings.

Interestingly enough, I grew up being taught that it was also forbidden to go the movie theatre during this time, and one could only shop for clothes that one absolutely needed. (I grew up very modern, not right-wing at all). I had some conversations recently with people who grew up on this side of the world and they had never heard of the ban on movies and clothes shopping in sefirah. These are people who attended yeshivas and bais yaakovs.

So, people, what is the story with movie going and sefirah?

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Tuneful Thursday

I have had this song stuck in my head for the past week. So I am sharing the earworm.


heard this song on the radio today, and it made me cry so hard i had to pull over, thinking about my KoD, how I miss him when we are not together. I miss him in every breath I take – I cannot wait to be with him forever.

Singing the Monday morning blues

Manic Monday – bangles

Monday Monday – mamas and papas

Blue Monday – new order

Rainy Days and Mondays – carpenters

i dont like mondays – boomtown rats

call it a stormy monday – t-bone walker

new moon on monday – duran duran

come monday – jimmy buffet

monday morning – fleetwood mac

permanent monday – jordin sparks

except for monday – lorrie morgan

monday monday monday – tegan and sara

monday – wilco

monday – the living end

rainy monday – shiny toy guns

thank god its monday – nofx

it sure is monday – mark chesnutt