ד׳ באב ה׳תשע״ו (August 8, 2016)
AUDIO Soon we will fast on Tisha Be’Av, the Fast of the 9th of Av, a day which encompasses the suffering of all those years of Jewish history; the expulsions, pogroms, the Shoah and of course the destruction of our Beit Hamikdash (Holy Temple) twice, our spiritual focal point on this world.
On this day (Saturday night, August 13th this year), we sit in shul as mourners, reading the mournful descriptions of the destruction of those holy buildings.
If you’re planning to read Eicha in your shul this year and need a bit of help on your Hebrew pronunciation or want to brush up on a tune, the Virtual Cantor – Josh Sharfman – has recorded the entire Eicha in mp3 format and put in online so that you can listen to it anytime on your iPhone (just tap on links below).
(the third chapter was recorded twice to reflect a choice between two different cantillation traditions for the third chapter)