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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 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 book of Lamentations contains 154 verses and the mnemonic is the word Kadim. Explore the coded message in the mnemonic and its connection to the general themes of Tisha b’Av.
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.
The numbers and letters of destruction and renewal
The mystical secrets hinted at by the numbers in the dates associated with the destruction of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem—the 17th day of Tammuz, the 9th day of Av, and the three weeks or twenty-one days between them.
Eicha in Depth, Part 17
This class elucidates Jeremiah’s heartrending lament. “I called for my lovers, but they deceived me...” As they are led into captivity, the Jewish people experience the bitter taste of betrayal, as her purported allies and friends not only provide no assi...
Eicha in Depth, Part 16
Eicha: 1:18, Zion publicly acknowledges spiritual shortcomings, moral failures and rebelliousness. In accepting G-d’s judgment upon herself, she faithfully confesses her guilt in bringing destruction upon herself. Yet in the latter half of the verse, mour...
Eicha in Depth, Part 15
Studying Eicha verse 1:17. Zion; crying in pain and weeping incessantly, wrings her hands and desperately reaches out seeking sympathy, comfort and consolation, but no one responds! Her enemies follow her into exile; encircled and taunted she is outcast a...
Eicha in Depth, Part 14
Verse 16 presents Jerusalem crying bitterly over the savage suffering and brutal, bloody destruction of her children. Endless tears are shed for a vanished reality, as she mourns an enchanted spiritual world that so vibrantly pulsated with holiness, love ...
Eicha in Depth, Part 13
Jeremiah mournfully bewails the crushing of heroic defenders, leaving the innocent maidens defenceless before the bestial enemy who cruelly violated and murdered them by the thousands. The verbiage mysteriously hints at a festive-like appointed time – the...
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