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(RNS) Many Orthodox Jews will silence their TVs and avoid live music performances on July Fourth to commemorate a three-week mourning period for the Jerusalem Temple.


  1. Rabbi Eliyahu Fink: “A person should make their own decision about how they feel what they’re doing will affect their ability to mourn properly during this time”

    Not really. We have a well-developed corpus of Jewish law that deals with this issue.

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