Is there any purpose in saying kinnos if I can’t understand what I’m saying?
Is there any purpose in saying kinnos if you don’t know the meaning?
The answer is yes. Of course, it’s good once in a while to take a peek in the translation if you have them.
But even if you don’t know what you’re saying, you’re joining in the national mourning. And as you’re seating on the ground, you can use the opportunity even better than those who are saying the kinnos and know what they’re saying. You can say the words and you can be thinking. You can be thinking your thoughts, what we’re supposed to learn from this great opportunity of Tisha B’Av.
TAPE # 179