Lamentations 9/11

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I thought it would be a bit odd to have an entire day of posts without mentioning 9/11. On Faith, a joint blog of and Newsweek, asks at least one question a week to a group of well-known and representative religious leaders.

Today the question was “On the anniversary of 9/11, what message would you like to send religious extremists?”

The respondents include Irwin Kula, president of CLAL-The National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership. He chose instead of answering the question to read actual final cell phone conversations of people chanted to eicha, the melody used for reading the book of Lamentations.

Have a listen. What do you think?

Posted on September 11, 2007

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  1. Managing Editor

    When I first heard about this I thought it was a gimmick. But when I finally listened I was in tears within seconds. I think that this helps me understand the deep sadness of Tisha B’av a lot more–oftentimes you feel so detached from the enormity of the tragedy of the destruction. This brought it home to me in the language of our modern experience. Thanks for urging me to give it a second look.

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