The 17th of Tammuz Blues

That day’s never been a good day for the Jews.

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Comments (17)

(17) Cher, July 3, 2021 7:21 PM

Catchy tune, great lyrics, very well played

Thank you

(16) Anonymous, June 28, 2021 1:45 AM

Loved this video!!!

Ari Lesser is phenomenal and I am so happy to hear his creative melodic wisdom!!

(15) yy, June 27, 2021 4:05 PM


I'm sharing it far and wide

(14) Sophie Hirschowitz, July 9, 2020 8:25 AM

What a great enlightening video done in such a fun way!

What a great enlightening video that has been presented in such a way that it brings meaning to people who are maybe not so religious but in a fun way.

(13) Hinda, July 28, 2015 6:51 PM

put over ina very nice way!

(12) yehudit channen, June 25, 2013 4:45 AM

very good!

Loved the tune, the lyrics were great especially "like a bruise on the year"! So creative!

(11) Ann, June 24, 2013 5:12 PM

Loved this, Brothers!

(10) Yechezkal Aish So Fla, June 24, 2013 4:39 PM


Thanks for the entertaining explanation of the fast. It's easier to share this with my staff than explaining why I am fasting. May it be a meaningful one for all of us.

(9) howard yagerman, June 24, 2013 1:16 PM

Send this video to The New York Times

So do you think this video would have message for Paul Krugman,Thomas Friedman,Andrea Mitchel think not...

(8) Jewish Mom, June 24, 2013 8:35 AM

One small historical correction

Thanks for the lovely song!
One correction:
The walls of Jerusalem were not breached by the Babylonians on the 17th of Tammuz; it was the Romans. Both Holy Temples were destroyed on the 9th of Av - the first Temple by the Babylonians, and the second Temple, by the Romans. The Babylonians breached the walls of Jerusalem on the 9th of Tammuz, while the Romans breached the rebuilt walls on the 17th of Tammuz many years later. The reason why we commemorate the breaching of the walls by fasting on the 17th rather than the 9th of Tammuz is because the the first exile lasted only 70 years, but we are still suffering for nearly 2,000 years from the disastrous effects of the second breaching of the walls and the subsequent destruction of the Temple. May it be rebuilt speedily.

(7) Avromi, June 24, 2013 4:55 AM

Well done

I think this is one of your best video productions. Keep up the great work.

(6) Anonymous, June 24, 2013 3:58 AM


(5) Anonymous, June 23, 2013 9:04 PM

good song

Thankyou for the blues song it shows hashem at work getting his message out praise faith and more for all jewish people and g-d bless them

(4) Bracha Goetz, June 23, 2013 7:36 PM


(3) Dina Yaffa, June 23, 2013 4:06 PM

really well done...upbeat but with a thought provoking message.

(2) frank, June 23, 2013 2:51 PM

lets keep our heart open

May it start with me to bring my life on the path of Torah and true love for Hashem and my fellow man. May moshiach come speedily innour days and that full redemptionnof your people.

(1) Deen, June 22, 2013 8:45 PM

Great job

This is a great educational tool---awesome lyrics, a catchy tune, and great illustrations. Great job! Too bad it's made with music so you can't listen to it during the three weeks (when we don't listen to music.)
Thank you for all the hard work that went into this!


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