Must one sit on the floor for the recital of Kinos on Tishe Beav or may he stand?

Must one sit for the recital of Kinos or may he stand?[1]

There is no requirement to sit on the ground while saying Kinos, and the main thing is not to sit on a regular bench or chair. However, if one desires to stand while he recites it then he may do so, and so is in fact recorded in the original source in which the recital of Kinos is mentioned, that they would stand and recite it.


[1] See Michaber 559:3 [we sit in Shul on the ground until Mincha]; Taz 559:4 “In truth if one desires to stand he may certainly do so, as there certainly no obligation that one specifically sit and to sit on the ground.”; Miseches Sofrim 18:5, brought in Tur 559:3 and Ramban Toras Hadam p. 98, Beis Yosef 559, Orchos Chaim 1:17, Haguda Sofrim 16, Machzor Vitri 527, “after the Torah reading one stands and dirties himself with earth, and messes up his clothing and reads [the Kinos] with a cry and moan.”; Nitei Gavriel 61:1 [writes to sit and say-but no source]

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