Book of Lamentations

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Noun1.Book of Lamentations - an Old Testament book lamenting the desolation of Judah after the destruction of Jerusalem in 586 BCBook of Lamentations - an Old Testament book lamenting the desolation of Judah after the destruction of Jerusalem in 586 BC; traditionally attributed to the prophet Jeremiah
Old Testament - the collection of books comprising the sacred scripture of the Hebrews and recording their history as the chosen people; the first half of the Christian Bible
Hagiographa, Ketubim, Writings - the third of three divisions of the Hebrew Scriptures
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From Saturday night, August 10, until Sunday evening, Jews mark Tisha B'Av, the day that the two Jewish Temples in Jerusalem were destroyed, by fasting for 25 hours and abiding by other mourning practices, including sitting on the floor or low chairs and reciting the Book of Lamentations (Megillat Eichah), in which the prophet Jeremiah laments the destruction of Jerusalem and the subsequent exile.
On the eve of the day of mourning and fasting, religious Jews read the Book of Lamentations (Eichah), ascribed to the prophet Jeremiah who witnessed and experienced the destruction of the holy city of Jerusalem by the Babylonians.
Specifically, they wanted us to shed tears for the widows in ancient Jerusalem that we hear about in Eichah, the scroll of Lamentations we read on Tisha B'Av.