Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Did God cry over Jerusalem?

PROF. EDWARD GREENSTEIN: Where Are God’s Tears in Lamentations? (TheTorah.com).
Tears abound in Lamentations: the poet cries, the people cry, even the city cries, but God does not. In contrast, the gods and goddesses of ancient Near Eastern city laments, cry along with their people. Midrash Eichah Rabbah, seemingly uncomfortable with such a callous depiction of God, rereads Lamentations to include God weeping.

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