Downloadable, printable Lamentations for use on Tish'a B'Av
, in PDF and Davkawriter formats, with linear translation and an afterword on theodicy and theology
Reb Zalman's Nachamu, for the turning of Tisha B'av, or the turning of mourning, towards hope.
"A Ceremony of Sorrow, Hope, & Action", on the Shalom Center website, which contains many more resources and ideas
Cantor Richard Kaplan's eco-lament for Tisha B'Av
The classical kinah (lament) for Tisha B'Av, as led by the Satmar rebbe in Bethlehem NH, 2014. The tune is slightly different than the one most of us know, but you'll be able to recognize it if you listen carefully. Recording starts at the third verse.
When we feel the fire of the sun and remember the fire that burned the Temples, it's a good time to pray for this Earth, our Temple.
When King David disturbs the foundation stone of the world, the waters of the t'hom
, the abyss, rise up through the breach King David has made, threatening to destroy the world
has been resurrected on opensiddur.org. Get the pdf of his ecletic English translation of Lamentations with trop!
Reb David Seidenberg's articles on Tisha B'Av:
"To Prey or to Pray? The Lessons of Famine" – on cannibalism in Eikhah
The meaning of Tish'a B'Av after the state of Israel
"Breaking Open the Abyss" – on Tisha B'Av and environmental destruction
"Why I'm fasting for Tisha B'Av" – on refugees
"How Tisha B'Av can help us understand the refugee experience" – interview with Rabbi David by JTA