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The Eitz Yosef says it might have been a ruse to get them to shave their peyos harosh and beard. The Matna Kehuna says it is a warning to his soldiers and hair of the head is an expressing for finding a person, meaning if he finds any Jew he will chop off the head of the officer who failed to kill the Jew. He brings a variant text where a first proclamation ...


Take a look at Mechon Mamre's text of Eicha. It looks like in the first, second, and fourth prakim, there is a setumah between every pasuk, and a petuchah at the end of the perek. In the third perek, the setumah is after every 3rd pasuk. In the fifth perek, there is a petuchah after verse 18 (עַ֤ל הַר־צִיּוֹן֙ שֶׁשָּׁמֵ֔ם). However, this is not uniform. ...

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