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By chanting Lamentations, we are amplifying our own stories of living on the vulnerable periphery, writes Rabbi Elliott Tepperman
We will be observing Tisha B’Av at the Elizabeth Detention Centre to remember the painful truth of our long history as immigrants. The Centre houses about 300 individuals awaiting possible deportation. For many their primary crime is being undocumented (Forward, July 28)

Why a 2,500-year-old Hebrew poem still matters (The Conversation)
Psalm 137 deals with the exile that will be remembered on Tisha B’av. It has long served as an uplifting historical analogy for a variety of oppressed and subjugated groups (July 28)

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