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