The book "Kinnot letisha be-av"

(Rivne Regional Museum of Culture and Traditions)
The fragment of the book "Kinnot letisha be-av".
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The book "Kinnot letisha be-av" contains laments for the destruction of the Jerusalem Temple on the 9th av. Most kinnot were written in the 12th -13th centuries after the bloody massacres that followed the crusades, and after the public burning of the Talmud in Paris in 1242. The oldest of the kinnot in the liturgical genre were written by the poets R' Eliezer HaKalir, Shlomo Ibn Gvirol, Yehuda Halevi. The texts of the kinnot in this book is printed in the upper part  in large letters in Hebrew, and there are comments below in smaller letters in Yiddish. Book pages are sewn with the threads and joined in a cardboard cover.
Museum / institution
Rivne Regional Museum of Culture and Traditions
Inventory number in the institution
РОКМ НДФ 16792
History, source, type and date of acquisition
Book was transferred by the representative of A. Schwartzman Jewish Cultural Society Kukurudza Rozaliya Fedorivna in 1996.
Production period
Religious holiday / lifecycle
for religious use
Religious holiday / lifecycle, comment
These lamentations are read in the synagogues after reading of the book "Eichah" every year on the day of the 9th av in the evening and in the morning after prayers. Usually when reading the kinnot Jews sit on the low stools or on the floor. Most kinnot are dedicated to the laments for destruction of the Temple, the expellings of Jews and devastation of Eretz Israel, but other calamities in Jewish history also became an occasion for writing of mourning elegies. Unlike most traditional prayers kinnot are usually written using the complex poetic language, with numerous references to the texts of Tanakh and Midrash, with lots of allegories and metaphors.
the beginning of XX - middle of XX
Dimensions, cm
width: 13.00, length: 20.00
Inscriptions, marks, initials
On one of the pages there is a stamp imprint with the inscription "Аронъ Песиховичъ".
Preservation condition
Description of the preservation condition
Pages strained, partly cut off with yellow and ink spots, original cover is missing.
no restoration needed
Current location
in storage