Lamentations, the Book of

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Lamentations, the Book of: The book of Tanach authored by Jeremiah, lamenting the destruction of the Holy Temple, the suffering the Jews experienced at that time, and the ensuing exile. It is read on Tisha b'Av, the anniversary of the Temples' destruction.
The Book of Lamentations, the sad prophecy of Jeremiah regarding the destruction of the First Temple in Jerusalem and the subsequent exile of our nation, forms the centerpiece of the Tisha B’Av mourning.
The tale of Solomon's Temple, Israel's glory, and its eventual debasement. The prophets went unheeded, and the result was a destroyed nation and a burnt house of G-d.
Study the Book of Lamentations
The Book of Lamentations is a sad song which contains the most heartrending prophecies of Jeremiah about the destruction of the Holy Temple and the ensuing exile. Join us for an informative and uplifting text-based study of this Biblical book, which is tr...
The lamentations of Jeremiah the prophet
Says the prophet Jeremiah in Lamentations, “For these things I weep.” Where were the rest of the Jewish people when Jeremiah was mourning the destruction of the Holy Temple?
The common misconception is that the Book of Lamentations, which mourns the destruction of the first Holy Temple and the ensuing exile of the Jewish nation, was written in reaction to those tragic events.
The Book of Lamentations
The reading of Eichah in the tune in which it is traditionally chanted on Tisha B’Av.
The Jewish people have never stopped studying Torah, regardless of whether we’ve lived in times of prosperity or persecution . . .
Join Chabad.org’s presenters for classes that examine the text, context, message, and meaning of the Book of Eichah (Lamentations).
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.
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