Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Tisha b'Av lighting, and Eichah


We minimize the lighting in our homes and synagogues during the night of Tisha b'Av, using only the degree of lighting we require for functioning.

The book of Eichah (Lamentations) is read aloud in the synagogue at night, and people read it privately during the day.

(Code of Jewish Law Orach Chaim 559:2, 3; Mishneh Berurah 559:2, 15)

Be well,

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