Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Sefirah - Missing Liturgy

Originally published 5/18/11, 7:19 pm.
Given -
A. We recite a Qinah for G'zeirot Tatnu [1096] on Tisha b'Av
B We add Av Horachamim on Shabbat [especialy during sefirah] for kehilot shemosru nafsham al kiddush Hashem
C. We have a Qinah and a S'lichah for assarah harugei malchut
D We even have Qinot for the Sho'ah!

Question: Why is there no Qinah or S'licha for the 24K Talmiddim of R Akiva? How did that slip through the cracks?



Garnel Ironheart said...

Because they did it to themselves!

Rabbi R Wolpoe said...

Good point Garnel

However, a "Tochechah" Qina or Selichah could be composed warning others not to repeat these mistakes.

EG the Qina - L'cha Hashem hatzedakah v'lanu boshet happanim...