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May one learn commentaries of permitted texts on Tisha B'av?

Shulchan Aruch 554:2 ומותר ללמוד מדרש איכה ופרק אלו מגלחין וכן ללמוד פירוש איכה ופירוש איוב:
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נַ֣חְנוּ נַעֲבֹ֧ר Is the Torah using slang

נַחְנוּ is likely the older form of אֲנַחְנוּ; the prosthetic אֲ was probably added by analogy with אֲנִי. According to Blau, if the aleph were original, it would have been vocalized with a qamas by ...
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נַ֣חְנוּ נַעֲבֹ֧ר Is the Torah using slang

To answer one of your questions: The Meam Loez says (Matos, 32:32) that the absence of the alef implies that someone or something is not included in the "we". Therefore, not everyone would take part ...
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נַ֣חְנוּ נַעֲבֹ֧ר Is the Torah using slang

See Breishit 42:11. In this verse, you will see both forms with and without the Aleph used. Ibn Ezra says that the format without the aleph (נחנו) is an indication of "truth". I think what he means ...
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Are the conventional chapter divisions of any entire books of Tanach originally from Jewish tradition?

The book of Obadiah has one chapter. I haven't seen anyone break it into multiple chapters.
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Why is every verse in the first 4 chapters of Eicha written as its own parsha?

This is my personal pshat that I've developed over a few years. The first four chapters (for Eicha the Christian breaks are the obvious logical divisions) follow the alef bet to indicate the totality ...
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Names of God in Eicha

This is a great question, as I've rarely seen this discussed in rabbinic literature, and more in academic scholarship. I'll offer an example from both. The Ḥida, in his commentary Naḥal Eshkol, ...
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How Should We Wait for Moshiach?

Refer to the Chofetz Chaim who wrote a sefer entitled צפית לישועה - "(lit. Did you await salvation?" (a reference brought in the famous Gemara in Shabbos 31a which details the questions a ...
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In Lamentations 2:8 what does it mean to "stretch out a line"?

A קָו is a measuring tool used by builders when planning to build or destroy a building (the meaning of the word as "line" is correct in later Hebrew, but not in the Bible). What Rashi is saying is ...
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Reading Eicha without understanding, Vs. reading Megilas Esther without understanding it

There is no takana to read Eicha, there is just a minhag in order of being sad about the destruction of Jerusalem, so there is no interest if one does not understand it. Where reading Megilat Esther ...
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Why does Yirmiya use the word ראה to mean “approve”?

Just as in the prooftext, the words מה ראית כי עשית means what reason have you seen as justification for what you have done, So here too ה' לא ראה means that Hashem saw no justification in the acts ...
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Need to find the melody for Eicha

Page 1 - etnachta/sof pasuk A. W. Binder's Ashkenazi system according to "Biblical Chant" (1959)
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Need to find the melody for Eicha

Try using this video by Moshe Weisblum. He is how I learned how to lein the megillot. You may also want to try Pocket Torah Trope. It is a very helpful app which will teach you the trope for eichah, ...
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נַ֣חְנוּ נַעֲבֹ֧ר Is the Torah using slang

The צרור המור (fifteenth century) writes that by writing נחנו this became one of 3 פסוקים in חומש starting and finishing with the letter נ. All three have a connection with the story of the prophet ...
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