Sunday, July 31, 2011
Rosh Chodesh Av - The 9 Days on Radio Free Nachlaot
Known for being the place where the "music, talk & Torah" that defines Nachlaot, Jerusalem's coolest neighborhood is constantly (well, 24/6) going on, you may be surprised to tune in this week and NOT hear any music.
We're all-Torah (with a little accapella and maybe some drums thrown in) between Rosh Chodesh Av and the end of Tisha b'Av - the most constricted period of time in the Jewish Calendar, known as "The 9 Days."
The 9 Days is the final period of what is known in the annual cycle as The Three Weeks, which began on 17 Tammuz, a day of historical sorrow and trouble for the Jewish People.
To help us not only get through this rarefied time period - and not just get through it, but GROW through it - we present special shiurim and Torah teachings from Rabbi Chaim Richman, Benzion Eliyahu Lehrer, Avraham Sutton, Yaakov Shapiro, Yossi Silverman, David Aaron, Betzalel Edwards, Ozer Bergman, Yom Tov Glaser, Aaron Leibowitz, Rebbetzin Rena Richman, and more.
This is our time to remove the "comfort zone" of music so we can really concentrate on what's going on and give the energies of this special time the attention it deserves.
Chodesh Tov - "Menacham Av" - because we will, with G*d's help, be comforted - may we only hear good things.