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  • Writer's pictureLeann Shamash

A Playlist for Tisha B'Av

How do you put a day of mourning and reflection into movement? We tried this yesterday at my movement class. It was emotional and liberating to find movements that represented inward feelings on the themes of mourning, grief, Jerusalem, causeless hatred. As much as we considered our connections to our people and our history we also included songs of hope and rebuilding as we concluded the day.

Here is a playlist on the themes of Tisha B' Av. Thanks to The Forward for a great article with suggestions!

Includes Babylon by Don Mclean

Silent Eyes by Paul Simon

Donna Donna by Joan Baez

Wade in the Water by Ella Jenkins

How Blue Can You Get? by B. B. King

Ocean of Tears by Big Maybelle

Who Taught You How to Hate? by Disturbed

The Sound of Silence by Disturbed

Im Eshkachech by Gad Elbaz

Bina's Nigun by Joey Weisenberg and Hadar Ensemble

Near Light by Olafur Arnalds

Other songs that I would have added with more time:

For the hope that we have at the end of Tisha B'Av for the potential to grow.

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