Chazal tell us that those who mark the Churban will merit seeing the Geulah. ArtScroll’s Three Weeks titles can help make this time of year meaningful and relevant. Here is a sampling:
Rav Chaim on the Three Weeks: Written by Rabbi Avraham Yehayah Shteinman, grandson of Rav Aharon Leib Steinman zt’l and y’blcht Rav Chaim Kanievsky shlita, this classic work includes Rav Chaim’s piskei halachah on the Three Weeks, Nine Days, and Tishah B’Av ; the personal practices of Rav Chaim, the Chazon Ish, and the Steipler; Rav Chaim’s comments on Megillas Eichah, the haftarahs of the Three Weeks, and selected Kinnos; as well as his teachings on mourning, consolation, and the coming of Mashiach. Interspersed throughout are stories Rav Chaim has told, and stories about the Steipler, the Chazon Ish, and Rav Shteinman zt’l, and Rav Chaim himself.
The ArtScroll Eichah, translated and with commentary by Rabbi Meir Zlotowitz: One of ArtScroll’s first classics, and still a bestseller, this work makes Megillas Eichah accessible like none other. Includes an Overview by Rabbi Nosson Scherman.
The ArtScroll Kinnos/Tishah B’Av Siddur: If anything captures the tragedy of the Churban, it is the Kinnos composed to lament the Temple’s destruction and other tragedies in our history. This translation and commentary make the Kinnos accessible and meaningful, and the siddur includes the full prayer service for the entire Tishah B’Av.
The Schottenstein Edition Interlinear Kinnos/Tishah B’Av Siddur: With its word by word translation directly beneath the original Hebrew, the reader can recite the Kinnos in Hebrew while easily following the translation. Also includes the complete interlinear prayer service for Tishah B’Av, interlinear Megillas Eichah, Torah readings for Tishah B’Av, and laws of the fast.
The Kleinman Edition Midrash Rabbah on Megillas Eichah: In the Midrash Rabbah on Megillas Eichah, we share the Sages’ profound insights on the dreadful moments when the Temple burned and on the events that led to the catastrophe.
The Laws of Daily Living: The Three Weeks, Tishah B’Av, and Other Fasts: Rabbi Simcha Bunim Cohen examines the laws of fast days (except Yom Kippur), the restrictions of the Three Weeks and Nine Days, and the laws of Tishah B’Av.
Touched by Their Tears: A Kinnos Companion: Bestselling author Rabbi Yechiel Spero explains these carefully selected Kinnos and illustrates their message with powerful true stories that bring them to life.