This is the complete Scroll of Lamentations (Eikhah in Hebrew) which is part of the Megillah. It was written according to the law of STaM (the many laws which regulate how kosher Scrolls must be written). It was written by a Sofer (scribe) in the 1800s or earlier in North Western Europe. The Sofer wrote with a quill on sheepskin using iron gall ink. This Scroll was badly damaged during the Holocaust and was moved from Israel to America in 2006 at which time Gary Zimmerman purchased the Scroll and had it framed to be hung in The Scriptorium.

This is the complete Scroll of Lamentations, Eikhah in Hebrew.

Lamentations is read worldwide in Jewish Synagogues on Tisha B’Av, (the 9th of the month Av usually corresponds with the Gregorian calendar in August). The mournful reading of Lamentations is to remember the destruction of both the first and second Temples which, according to tradition, was on Tisha B’Av. The Scroll ends with hope and anticipation of The Messiah’s coming to renew the Temple in Israel.

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