Kavana partners and community members are invited to gather to observe Tisha B'Av, the saddest day of the Jewish year, with chanting/reading of the Book of Lamentations (Eichah) and a discussion of the day's resonances in our lives and times. Eichah's hauntingly beautiful melody, its story of dispossession and anguish, and the rituals surrounding Tisha B'Av make this a moving way to mourn together for the pain of the world, both ancient and current. Whether you know how to chant Eichah or have never participated in a communal mourning ritual like Tisha B'Av, it can be a powerful experience. We'll begin by marking the transition from Shabbat to Tisha B'Av.
If you would like to read/chant a portion of Lamentations in Hebrew, please email Rabbi Josh at firstname.lastname@example.org. There will be opportunities that evening to read portions in English for those who would like to.