Wednesday, May 18, 2011

No Music

I don't know if anyone else is having trouble keeping track of the Omer and not listing to music but I most definitely am. Even though counting Omer takes like 2 minutes I don't do it. I always forget.

At my Public School every day in gym we listen to music when we work out. When my soccer team (Were undefeated btw!!!) travels to away games we listen to music on the bus. The music we listen to is never Jewish.

The non Jewish music in away sort of infects my mind. It makes me have unclean thoughts, makes my urge to do non Jewish things stronger, and the tunes about going to the club and drinking get stuck in my head very easily. Anyone else feel this way? I think sense we are not suppose to listen to non Jewish music its so easy to start listening to it for a few minutes and get lost in it because of our Yatzar Hara.

To get my mind back to clean pure thoughts, I go home to my Ipod and listen to Jewish music. Like magic, my bad impure thoughts go away. It's like a cleaning process for my mind.

Now that it is Sefera, at school I try my hardest to not enjoy the music. When I go home I try to find Jewish Capella online because I don't own any myself. Sometimes I can't not enjoy the music with my teammates on the bus. The temptation to enjoy and dance to the music is just so high. The music I for on the Internet for Sefira free online usually isn't that amazing. Leaving the non Jewish music stuck in my head.

I can't wait for Lag Baomer, to be able to listen to music all day. From the end of Shabbos, until the end of Lag Baomer. Music will be all I am doing. Cleaning my mind and prepping for the coming weeks to come.

Does anyone else feel this way? That keeping Sefira is hard? Or maybe its easy for you. Please share you thoughts by commenting below.


  1. Why are you so sure that you cannot enjoy the music in the gym or on the bus? If you haven't already, you might want to discuss this with your rabbi or mentor.

  2. Because its Sefirat HaOmer. For more info read: