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I have heard some people say in Yiddish after "Hamokom Yenachem Eschem B'Soch Shaar Aveilei Tzion V'Yerushalayim" ("May God comfort you alongside the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem"), "Zulst Mer Nisht Visen Fun Kein Tzaar," or in Hebrew "ולא יוסיפו לדאבה עוד" ("you should no more know of any sorrow"). What is the source of this add on saying in Yiddish or in Hebrew? Is it something that should be said?

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I've seen it in Hebrew as well: ולא יוסיפו לדאבה עוד –  Double AA Feb 14 '12 at 22:09
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This is the end of verse 31:11 from Yirmiyahu.

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How was this added on to Hamokom and why do many say it in Yiddish? –  Gershon Gold Feb 15 '12 at 1:32
    
@Gershon, I have no idea why or when it was added. Note that the Yiddish phrase is not an exact translation of the Hebrew verse. I suspect that the Yiddish variant was the original (or an original) and was added because many people simply did not know Hebrew. Then in Israel in many communities the trend reversed - many people do not speak Yiddish, so a suitable substitute from Tanach was found. This is just a conjecture. –  malenkiy_scot Feb 15 '12 at 8:37
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