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  • Write your own dirge for Tisha B’Av 2008

    July 29, 2008 | 4:15 am

    Jewish tradition teaches that we are commanded to write a Torah in our lifetime, but not a kinah, or dirge. For ages, our prophets and rabbis have done this for us, filtering and distancing, putting our most painful group memories into acrostic, poetic form.

    Beginning with Eicha...