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Tishah b’Av Readings

This is an archive of prayers public readings selected for the Fast of Tishah b’Av (9th of Av) in the Jewish calendar, commemorating the destruction of the first and second Temple in Jerusalem, among other catastrophes.

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איכה פרק ו׳ | Lamentations “chapter 6” in cantilized English, a supplement to public readings of Eikhah by HIAS (2018)

Eikhah for the Earth: Sorrow, Hope, and Action from the Shalom Center

The Last Tishah b’Av: A Tale of New Temples, by Rabbi Arthur Ocean Waskow and Rabbi Phyllis Ocean Berman (2006)

מְגִלַּת אֵיכָה | Megillat Eikhah (Lamentations) for Reading on Tishah b’Av, translation by Rabbi David Seidenberg (neohasid.org)

מְגִלַּת אֵיכָה | Megillat Eikhah: Chantable English translation with trōp, by Len Fellman

Haftarah Reading for Tishah b’Av Morning (Jeremiah 8:13-9:23): Chantable English translation with trōp, by Len Fellman