Eli Eli and Tisha B’Av

Over the years I have come to really appreciate the tzorat hadaf– the form of the printed Vilna Shas. That is not to say that I do love learning Talmud, but beyond the Talmud itself, I love the format of commentary. I enjoy the idea of putting a text at the center , like the Mishna or Gemara, and bringing commentary in conversation with this text and each other around it. I have found that it is a great resource to study other texts as well. To that ends I have put together some contemporary pages of Talmud. They include:

Exploring the Ideas of Machloket, Bat Kol, and Who’s Voices Count

In Memory of Arik Einstein z”l

The Connection between Rav Nachman and Franz Kafka

And now with the advent of Tisha B’Av I wanted to share some thoughts on Hannah Szenes’s Eli Eli

It is one of those songs that we sing every year on Tisha B’Av, but I am suspect that we do not give it enough thought. Please tell me what you think. And of course I would love to hear your thoughts on other texts you would like to see dealt with in a contemporary pages of Talmud.


3 Responses to “Eli Eli and Tisha B’Av”

  1. 1 Adina Barocas July 24, 2015 at 1:58 pm

    When you have the chance, check out the Annotated version of The Phantom Tollbooth. Couldn’t find a sample page to send to you. When I saw it for the first time, it totally reminded me of the mikraot gidalot that I used at Akiba.

    Sent from my iPhone


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