This seems to be a stupid question to me but here goes.

Does anyone have a list of the petuchot and setumot for Megillat Eicha? I am on a train for the next several hours and my beautiful Koren Kinnot is presently packed into my suitcase, leaving it inaccessible until I get home. Nonetheless, I think that this is a useful question to have here, as a quick search of the net turned up no results for the positioning of the petuchot and setumot in Eicha.

  • There are different ways
    – Double AA
    Jul 27, 2015 at 19:29
  • @DoubleAA, oy, I've only seen Koren's breakup. Jul 27, 2015 at 19:30

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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. For example, in my tikkun kor'im (Simanim), it places a setumah between each pasuk in the third perek as well.

  • This is not the uniform set-up. (It differs, for instance, from the scroll I read out of two nights ago.)
    – Double AA
    Jul 27, 2015 at 19:36

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