The biblical Book of Lamentations is chanted in a unique style, with each verse beginning in a major mode and ending in its relative minor mode.
The practices associated with this holiday are closer to the experience of being a refugee than to being a mourner.
Why would learning sacred Jewish texts be forbidden on this day of fasting and mourning?
At the core of Lamentations is an expression of faith in the human capacity to survive in a broken world.
Tisha B'Av (the ninth day of the Hebrew month of Av) begins at sunset on Monday, July 31, and continues until the evening of August 1.
Tisha B’Av (the ninth day of the Hebrew month of Av) begins at sunset on Saturday, August 13, and continues ...
Eicha, the Book of Lamentations, asks important questions that address the theological crisis following the Jewish exile.
Tisha B'Av, the ninth day of the month of Av, is the major day of communal mourning in the Jewish calendar.
This special reading for Tisha B'Av sets the tone for this tragic and mournful day