The order of this Kinnah follows the pattern of תשרק, which is the Hebrew alpha-bet in reverse. This represents strict justice דין. The letters תשרק represent ה’ רחמים and אלקים דין . Combined this is expressed with the words ה’ אלקים. Contrast this with the classical alphabet א to ת order, which represents potential life to the ultimate achievement during the time of Moshiach.
According the Midrash Yalkut, before the creation of the world, the alphabet existed in the opposite order תשרק (from ת to א) compared to today. The Hebrew letters represent the pure divine spirit of Hashem as כתר. Symbolically, each of the Hebrew letters asked to create the world. G-d started at ת and then proceeded until he reached the letter ב. At that moment, G-d decided to create the world with the letter ב as is demonstrated with the Torah beginning with the word . בראשית
The Kinnah alternates with the word “incline” הטה and “hear” ושמע and begins with the words from a pasuk from sefer Daniel.
הטה אלקי אזנך ושמע פקח עיניך וראה שממתינו והעיר אשר נקרא שמך עליה, כי לא על צדקתינו אנחנו מפילים תחנונינו לפניך כי על רחמיך הרבים:
Incline Your ear my G-d and listen, open Your eyes and see our desolations. And the city [Yerushalayim] upon which Your name is proclaimed, for not because of our righteousness do we pour out our supplications before You, but because of Your great compassion (Daniel 9:18).
Our gentile enemies (Arabs, PA, Hamas, Iran, Democratic Party, BLM, Hezbollah), they are not just our enemies but the enemies of G-d Himself. They are not the “Army of god” as Hezbollah claims to be. Rather, quite the opposite, they are an anathema to G-d. Since they are the greater enemies of G-d than us, we beg G-d to let us rebuild the Beis HaMikdash and have the Shechina return.
Currently, we are being threatened by a new war the Hezbollah on our Northern border. They have 200,000 missiles already pointed in our direction, ready to be fired. This past week they had a failed attempt to attack our warriors at the Gladiola Outpost on Har Dov.
The Wall Street Journal published an article in 2010 titled “Jihadi Tourism”. This is a summary of the article:
Hezbollah has an anti-Israel war museum glorifying the 2006 Lebanon war. This museum was ironically financed using part of the 86 million dollars Lebanon received in order to rebuild the South Lebanon infrastructure. The museum proudly displays photos of desecrated, tortured Jews/Israeli soldiers’ bodies. This is what they enjoy looking at. There are plaques in English by each exhibit. In addition, there are water coolers throughout the museum for refreshment. [Noam Chomsky, a self hating anti-Semitic Jew has proudly visited this museum.] One plaque reads:
Here is where we chopped up and tortured Jewish soldiers, including cutting off their penis and stuffing them into their mouths!
Yassir Abbeud, a fifty-three year old Shiite from Marjayoun South Lebanon stated:
This is not a museum. This a place built with blood and sand
Hezbollah has an unquenchable thirst for Jewish blood; as did our enemies in the past including the: Babylonians, Romans and Christian Crusaders and Spanish, Poles, Germans, Ukrainians (to name a few).
Throughout our history, the nations of the world have been waging war against us. Cruelty against Jews not a new phenomenon. What is new is rejecting the exclusive Jewish connection to our Holy land and Yerushalayim. True Jews, have never forgotten who we are or where we came from.
…ושמע שאגת צורריך האמרים ערו ערו…קומו ונקומה עליה למלחמה…ושמע זדים מזרקים למולך מילות קדושים…ללועזים מעיזים מצח לכו לכו ונלחמה אתו בביתו…לאומרים עזב ושכח ונטש ולעד שומם…
…And listen to the roaring of Your enemies who say Destroy! Destroy!…Arise! and let us rise up against her [Yerushalayim] in War!…and listen to how the wanton ones flung toward you the circumcised organs [cruelly severed] from the holy ones…to the foreign speakers of brazen brow who declare Let us go forth and wage war against G-d in His own house…to those who claim that the Temple is abandoned and forgotten and forsaken and forever will be desolate…
The gentiles who destroyed the Beis HaMikdash (Babylonians, Romans) are the enemies of G-d. Since the Har Habayis (Temple Mount) is desolate, it seems to prove to our enemies that Hashem is destroyed. We beg Hashem to let us rebuild the Beis HaMikdash in order to prove them wrong.
…לאומרים עזב ושכח ונטש ולעד שומם.
To those who claim that the Temple is abandoned and forgotten and forsaken and forever will it be desolate.
…ושמע בכית מספידים וקוראים ומחכים מתי יבנה.
And listen to the weeping of those who mourn and cry out and longingly yearn, When will it [the Beis HaMikdash] be rebuilt?
Our enemies, who currently occupy our land call themselves “Palestinians”; which translated from the Hebrew פלשתים means “occupiers”. The Romans changed the name of our country, temporarily, in order to erase our connection to our Land and G-d. Similarly, the Arab Palestinians claim that our Beis HaMikdash never even existed on the Temple Mount. Very ignorant assimilated Israelis in the Knesset claim that we a have no aspirations to rebuild out Temple. The plan to rebuild the Beis HaMikdash is fundamental to the Jewish religion. It is stated in ALL of our prayers and this is specifically what we are praying for on this day of Tisha B’Av.