How much do we really care that after almost two thousand years the Temple is still in ruins? Would we be willing to lose a little sleep over it to "rise up and cry out in the night"?
In Jewish tradition, the small hours of the night (Chatzot) are especially propitious for prayer, and thus an appropriate time to contemplate the Jewish exile and yearn for redemption, collective and personal. Tikkun Chatzot is a special order of prayers on this theme.
The Sweetest Hour is a weave of Talmudic, Halakhic, Kabbalistic and Chassidic sources explaining the meaning and purpose of Tikkun Chatzot It includes the first complete English translation of this moving service, together with detailed guidance as to when and how to say it in practice. Clear Hebrew with vowels is opposite the translation.(148 Pages)