Tisha b’Ab, Moroccan-style

Today is the festival of Tisha B’ab, the saddest day of the Jewish calendar. It is a fast day and commemorates the destruction of the two temples in Jerusalem and other disasters to have befallen the Jewish people.

Here is a Moroccan rendering by Rabbi Moshe Nahon of the kinot of Arvit (the evening service) recited before al Naharot (‘By the rivers of Babylon’).

More from the PoNR archives about Tisha b’Ab

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