I've Always Wondered
Are We Allowed to Listen to Shabbat Music While Mourning? Originally Published April 29-30, 2022.

A reader asks, “If this Shabbat is Hod veHadar Instrumental Kabbalat Shabbat, and I am in mourning, am I allowed to go?”  The answer basically is that we do not mourn officially during Shabbat, we observe Shabbat.  To a large extent, mourning is suspended. There is a tradition of mourners not entering the Shabbat (Friday) […]

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