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In the book of Eicha – authored by Jeremiah the prophet – the letter Lamed in the verse “Let it not befall you...” is written small. This symbolizes Jeremiah's role, and by extension every Jew, to be a light unto the nations.

A Light unto All the Nations

A Light unto All the Nations

Tisha B’Av and the Book of Eicha

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A Light unto All the Nations: Tisha B’Av and the Book of Eicha

In the book of Eicha – authored by Jeremiah the prophet – the letter Lamed in the verse “Let it not befall you...” is written small. This symbolizes Jeremiah's role, and by extension every Jew, to be a light unto the nations.
Eicha and the Small Lamed
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Festivals, Bnei Noah, Lamed, Ohr L'amim; Light to the Nations, Jeremiah, Lamentations, Tisha B’Av
Rabbi Aaron L. Raskin is the official Chabad emissary to downtown Brooklyn, rabbi of Congregation B’nai Avraham in Brooklyn Heights, New York and Dean of Brooklyn Heights Jewish Academy. He is the author of the books “Thank You God for Making Me a Woman", "Letters of Light", "By Divine Design", and "Guardian of Israel", and the co-author of "The Rabbi & The CEO".
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Elisabeth Soros Calgary January 25, 2015

A Light unto All Nations Thank You all of your great teachings! Reply