Review of Kinot III

19 Jul 2010
OU Press

Rabbi Harry Maryles of the Emes Ve-Emunah blog writes:

This brings me to a new publication by the OU Press: Koren Mesorat HaRav Kinot. This beautifully bound Kinos is a new translation of the Kinos said on Tisha B’Av by Rabbi Tzvi Hirsch Weinreb, Executive Director Emeritus of the OU. He focuses less on the literal translation and more on the expression of feeling of the Kinnos.

This is a beautifully designed volume also includes the Teffilos of the day as originally translated by Lord Jonathan Sacks and most importantly includes the many Drashos and insights of Rav Soloveitchik.

According to a press release, Rav Soloveitchik spent the better part of the day on Tisha B’Av explaining the Kinos to his students. This book represents the results of culling all the taped lectures he gave between 1970 and 1984 – in which he he interspersed his insights between many of the Kinos as they were recited. It also contains a section on the lectures he gave on the Halachic and Hashkafic aspects of the 3 weeks, the 9 days and Tisha B’Av itself.

There are also forwards written by editor Simon Posner, publisher Mathew Miller, Rabbi Menachem Genack – and by Rabbi Haskell Lookstein, to whom this volume is dedicated.

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