Concepts

Ekhah

The third of the Five Scrolls in the Bible, read on the Ninth of Av.

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El Maleh Rahamim

Literally translated, ‘God full of compassion,’ El Maleh Rahamim is a prayer recited at a funeral service, on the Yahrzeit, or anniversary of the death, or

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Eli Ziyyon

‘Wail Zion and its cities,’ is the opening line and refrain for an acrostic elegy recited on the Ninth of Av, a day of mourning that commemorates the many t

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Esther

Heb. Megillat Ester. The scroll of Esther is recited on Purim and recounts the story of the salvation of the Jews of the Persian Empire.

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