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The Book of Lamentations

This special reading for Tisha B'Av sets the tone for this tragic and mournful day

When Prayer Fails Us

Tisha B'Av, the saddest day on the Jewish calendar, is testament to the failure of prayer to avert national catastrophe.

Prayer 101

The texts and practices of prayer, while broadly common to all Jewish communities, vary according to local customs, ethnic origins, and ideologies.