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DISCLAIMER: Questions on Jewish Law (Halacha), I will try to answer to the best of my ability. Note that my understanding may not be accurate nor be the final word on asked topic. One should consult an Orthodox Rabbi before drawing any conclusions.
This upcoming Friday evening and Saturday (by day) will be the 17th of Tamuz. Which is a day of mourning for the Jewish people. A mourning for the breaching of Yerushalayim’s walls and other tragic events that occurred on this day. It is also a day to repent and to rectify their causes, 17 Tammuz was instituted as a fast day. This year, however, the actual fast is held on Sunday, due to the holiness of Shabbos.
The 17th of Tammuz also marks the beginning of The Three Weeks period of mourning which end with the 9th of Av (Tisha B’Av), commemorating the Roman conquest of Yerushalayim, the destruction of the Holy Temple and the dispersion of the Jewish people.
Weddings and other joyful events are not held during this period; like mourners, we do not cut our hair, and various pleasurable activities are limited or proscribed. Ask a qualified orthodox rabbi for more information on specific proscriptions.
One of the things we cannot do, is to listen to instruments. Therefore, I have removed the music on my Tumblr and replaced it with acapella (songs sung without instruments).
May we soon merit to see the fulfillment of the prophecy: “I will turn their mourning into joy and will comfort them and make them rejoice from their sorrow” (Jeremiah 31:12).