Eichah: A Modern Commentary on the Book of Lamentations.
Eichah: A Modern Commentary on the Book of Lamentations
Leonard S. Kravitz and Kerry M. Olitzky
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Rabbi Leonard S. Kravitz, Ph.D. (professor of Midrash and Homeletics, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in New York) and Kerry M. Olitzky, D.H.L. (executive director, Jewish Outreach Institute) present Eichah: A Modern Commentary on the Book of Lamentations, a translation and close examination of the Jewish holy text that is The Book of Lamentations. The Book of Lamentations covers the destructions of the Temples and the subsequent calamities that Tishah B'Av suffered; yet it is so much more, about the crucial role that Jerusalem played in the religious lives of Jews. A profound and thoughtful religious study, Eichah is a welcome addition to scholarly Judaic Studies shelves, yet remains accessible to readers of all backgrounds. Highly recommended, especially for college library collections.