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Jul 30, 2006

9 Av Kina for the Gush Katif destruction

If you are looking for the Kina that has been written to lament the destruction of the settlements of Gush Katif, I have made it available here .

NOTE: I am not hereby endorsing the kina nor saying it must be said. if you have questions about it, show it to your Rabbi/posek and ask for your own psak

NOTE 2: Regardless of how you felt during the disengagement period whether it was the right thing to do or not for the future of Klal Yisrael and Eretz Yisrael, it was still a destruction of Arei Yehuda (cities of Judah) and there are halachic ramifications to such destructions, such as having possibly been obligated to rend ones garments (at the time of the disnegagement), the possibility of saying such a kina, among other ramifications..


  1. Very nice! I will say it !

  2. it might even be more meaningful than all the other kinnus which lament events from so long ago that are hard to relate to....it is easier to lament in a meaningful way something that you understand and are familiar with..
    hopefully it will be meaningful

  3. I was just the messenger..

  4. I think there are enough kinas as it is, but honestly to me it would make more sense to recite the one relating to last year's event.

    But the fact remains that Gush Katif is not what we morn Tisha Be'av...

  5. prag - I agree, and even think there are too many. I do not think I am going to say it, for variou sreasons, but I thought we use the churban as a springboard for mourning all sorts of churbans. We do not really limit ourselves, if you read the kinos with a translation you will see many things included there that are less "churban" than what happened in gush katif. We even include one or two on the holocaust


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