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LAMENTATIONS: Doorways to Darkness

Author Rabbi Benjamin Segal
Language English
Number of pages 120
Publication year 2024
ISBN ISBN 10: 9657801583 ISBN 13: 9789657801581
Publisher The Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies and Gefen Publishing House

Lamentations – a Book Born, Written, and Preserved in Pain

The biblical Book of Lamentations, a historical reflection of Israel’s first loss of national independence, uniquely confronts despondency, anger, suffering, belief, and disconsolation. These eternal challenges made it a book for all generations, occupying a unique niche in the evolution of Jewish thought, and seen as a foretelling of all future difficulties. This literary commentary explores the tensions and dynamics of this masterpiece, poetry of the highest order.

Rabbi Segal, past president of the Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies, has authored commentaries on the Song of Songs, Ruth, Ecclesiastes, Esther, and Psalms, alongside numerous articles and other books. With Lamentations, Rabbi Segal completes his comprehensive studies of the Five Scrolls.

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