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Jul 31, 2022

Megillat Eikha 6 - Chapter 5, by Rav Yitzchak Etshalom

This final chapter of Megilat Eikhah brings the entire text to its necessary and desired conclusion and opens the doors for us to mourn...

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Jul 24, 2022

Megillat Eikha 5 - Chapter 4, by Rav Yitzchak Etshalom

Chapter 4: Apparently unsuccessful in his attempt to inspire reflection and a glimmer of hope through his autobiographic sketch, the mekonen pulls out all the stops and describes, in devastating and graphic detail, the tragedy of the loss of...

Jul 20, 2022

Megillat Eikha 4 - Chapter 3, by Rav Yitzchak Etshalom

Frustrated in his attempts to get the city to turn inwards, to find solace in God's everlasting kindness and to have the courage to look inwards, repair her ways and commit to turn back to God's ways, the mekonen shares his own painful story of...

Jul 11, 2022

Megillat Eikha 3 - Chapter 2, by Rav Yitzchak Etshalom

As the desolate city burrows deeper into her isolation, she reflects on the loss of Divine protection and the frightening turnabout where God has aimed His arrows at her heart, conspiring against her and following through on that anger. She cannot find solace, but...

Jul 4, 2022

Megillat Eikha 2 - Chapter 1, by Rav Yitzchak Etshalom

The bereaved widow, abandoned by all of her friends and separated from her children, cries out in the pain of her desolation. This first chapter of Eikhah is a dialogue between the mekonen (Yirmiyahu) and the city, giving the eternal readership both first person as...