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Over Mourning

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/rob_eshman/article/over_mourning_20040716

It used to be that when I wanted to throw a party, attend a rock concert, go for a swim or even take a haircut, I stopped myself and thought: Wait. Can I do this? What month is it? Am I allowed to celebrate? Or is it a Jewish mourning period?

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