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Daily Briefing: TISHA B’AV: LAMENTING WHAT WAS, CONTEMPLATING WHAT WILL BE

Kinot:  Aleph Beta — On Tisha B’Av (the 9th of Av), the day on which we mourn the destruction of the Beit HaMikdash (the ancient Temple), Jews customarily gather in synagogues to recite kinot – liturgical poems that reflect upon themes of tragedy and loss.


 

‘These Stones Are Not Silent’:  Meir Y. Soloveitchik, Commentary, June 2022

Where Are God’s Tears in Lamentations?:  Prof. Edward L. Greenstein, The Torah.com, July 16, 2021

Shomron Kol Titein: Let the Silent Sisters Speak and be Consoled:  Yosef Lindell, Lehrhaus, July 14, 2021

On the Ninth of Ab:  Frank Talmadge, Commentary, October 1981


For Further Reference:

With Prof. Ephraim Kanarfogel discussing 1096 (The First Crusade) and the Jews:  Sephorim Chatter Podcast, Season 3, Ep. 62, July 24, 2022 — With Prof. Ephraim Kanarfogel discussing 1096 (the First Crusade), the historical sources and chronicles, and the Kinnos composed in its aftermath

 

The Book of Lamentations:  Rabbi Irving Greenberg, My Jewish Learning — Also called Eicha, the Book of Lamentations (which is in the Writings/Ketuvim section of the Tanakh/Hebrew Bible) is an intricate set of dirges and descriptions of Jerusalem under siege and of the destruction of the First Temple

 

Tisha B’Av 2022: Let’s End the Hatred of Jew Vs. Jew Joshua Goldstein, Algemeiner, July 28, 2022 — Before we can truly address the threat of antisemitism, we — as Jews — need to confront the hatred we harbor for one another.

Recounting the History of Yemeni Jews on Tisha B’Av:  Jeremy Rosen, Algemeiner, Aug. 9, 2019 — Ever since I first visited a Yemenite community in Israel way back in 1958, I have had a soft spot for Yemeni Jews — for their warmth and deep religious devotion. And, of course, their food and dress. I was impressed to see how Yemeni children could read the Torah from any angle.

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