The Baal Shem Tov, or Besht —  the founder of Chasidism — 
met the soul of the Messiah during an ascent to heaven. 
The Besht asked him, "When will the Master come?" 
The Messiah answered, "When your wellsprings break forth to the outside!" 
(from a letter written by the Besht to his brother-in-law about one of his soul ascents) 

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How to chant Eihkah

Lenn Fellman in Berkeley has some great resources for Tisha B'Av. You'll find sound files for each chapter of Lamentations, along with his own eclectic translation that uses the, the JPS, and some five others, and adds trop (cantillation marks) to the English text.

Go to Lenn's Lamentations page



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