Eicha as Presentiment: Reading Lamentations in the Era of Climate Change

4 August

On 6-7 August, Jews around the world will observe the religious holiday of Tisha B’Av (lit. the ninth of Av) by fasting, praying, and chanting Eicha (the Book of Lamentations)

9th of Av is the saddest day on which a number of disasters in Jewish history occurred, primarily the destruction of both Temples in Jerusalem. On this day, the ark in synagogue is stripped of its decorative curtain and the lights are dimmed. When Tisha B’Av falls on Shabbat, as it happens in 2022, the observance of takes place on the following day, Sunday.  

We cordially invite you to a special event – Eicha as Presentiment: Reading Lamentations in the Era of Climate Change by Rubén Kraiem, Fellow of the Oxford Interfaith Forum, and Co-Coordinator of the International Interfaith Reading Group on Ecology in Interfaith Contexts.

With this event, we are pleased to launch Sacred Scripture and Ecology in Interfaith Contexts Series. Please see below registration information about the upcoming events.

Here are the details of this fascinating session.

Topic: Eicha as Presentiment: Reading Lamentations in the Era of Climate Change

Speaker: Rubén Kraiem, Fellow of the Oxford Interfaith Forum and Co-Coordinator of the International Interfaith Reading Group on Ecology in Interfaith Contexts, Oxford Interfaith Forum, UK.

Chair: Professor Karina Hogan, Fordham University, USA.

Date: 4 August, 2022

Time: 18:00-19:00 BST | 19:00-20:00 CEST | 10:00-11:00 PT | 13:00-14:00 ET

Venue: Online

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