Eichah (Lamentations) cries out through time, engulfing the reader in the loss of a city and her people. This ancient poem transcends history, connecting the human tragedy with a call to remember, and to renew faith. The fully pointed Hebrew text is accompanied by a classic English translation.
The Eichah (Lamentations) app provides the full Hebrew text, with vowels and cantillation marks, of Megillat Eichah, with an English translation based on the translation done by the Jewish Publication Society in 1917. We have updated the English text to replace thee and thou, hast and didst, and other similar archaisms. The app also includes background and descriptive materials about Eichah, its liturgical use on Tisha b'Av (Ninth of Av), and related customs.
The text of Eichah can be viewed with Hebrew and English side-by-side (in either portrait or landscape mode), or in Hebrew or English only. The text is laid out with Hebrew verse numbers for the Hebrew text and regular numbers for the English text. You can view any chapter using the navigation bar at the bottom of the screen, and then scroll to any verse in the chapter. When both Hebrew and English are displayed together, the scrolling stays synchronized verse by verse.
The text can be resized (seven sizes), and provides exceptional readability on any screen, whatever the resolution. Use the menu to change the font size.
A calendar function displays the Gregorian date of Tisha b'Av for any year from 1900 onward. Tap the calendar icon on the main screen to open the calendar function. Turn the year digits to choose a year. Tap the social icon on the main screen to share a message about Tisha b'Av with your friends.
איכה עם נקודות וטעמים תרגום באנגלית תאריך המחשבון על תשעה באב 7 גודל גופן