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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

The Three Weeks are Here, Again ...

It's the beginning of The 3 Weeks, again! In the world of radio programming - especially Torah-observant radio programming - we've got real challenges ahead of us.

The period of time between 17 Tammuz and Tisha b'Av (known as "The 3 Weeks") is a time of trouble for the Jewish People, a time of tragedy repeated once and again, and we take special precautions during this time period.

We're not playing any live musical programming during The 3 Weeks. All the great live music you love all year round (with the other annual exception of the Sefirat haOmer season) is delayed until after Tisha b'Av.

Additionally, the recorded music we're playing between now and Rosh Chodesh Av is deliberately toned-down. From Rosh Chodesh Av (August 1st) through Tisha b'Av (the "9 Days") we're going all-Torah and no instrumental music - you'll hear some a-Capella and non-instrumental vocalists during The 9 Days.

It's a time of reflection, a time to examine ourselves for those character flaws that caused the destruction of both the First and Second Temples, and may be delaying the rebuilding of the Third Temple even now. But don't worry, we're not a self-flagellating radio station - we're with you and you're with us, and we'll get through this together, like we always do.

And after the mourning - then of course, the dancing. The Second Annual 9 Days of Jerry begins right after the 3 Weeks ends ... more about that soon, but for today - we're in the 3 Weeks and you'll be hearing and seeing more special Torah-oriented programming from us, starting this Sunday night July 24th.

Rabbi Chaim Richman and Rav Avraham Sutton join us to discuss their recent appearances at the International Noahide Conference, which took place in Texas at the beginning of July, this Sunday on "Sunday Night Live." Don't miss this special show on an important and fascinating topic - the growing Noahide Movement, a phenomenon sweeping the Gentile nations as they turn away from idol worship and towards Torah and the G-d of Israel. 8pm Sunday July 24th, right here on Radio Free Nachalot.