Come out my beloved (Lecha Dodi)
Rabbi S.Halevi. Elkabets / Yemenite & Italian Version.
Come out my Beloved, the Bride to meet; The inner light of Shabbat, let us greet.
"Observe" and "Remember" in a single word, He caused us to hear, the One and Only Lord.
God is One and His Name is One, For renown, for glory and in song.
To welcome the Shabbat, let us progress, For that is the source, from which to bless.
From the beginning, chosen before time, Last in deed, but in thought–prime.
Arise, now, shake off the dust, Don your robes of glory–my people–you must.
Through the son of Jesse, the Bethelemite, Draw near to my soul, set her free from her plight.
Wake up, wake up, Your light has come, rise and shine.
Awaken, awaken; sing a melody, The glory of God to be revealed upon thee.
Be not ashamed, nor confounded, Why are you downcast, why astounded?
In you, refuge for My poor people will be found, The city will be rebuilt on its former mound.
May your plunderers be treated the same way, And all who would devour you be kept at bay.
Over you Your G–d will rejoice, As a groom exults in his bride of choice.
Come out my Beloved, the Bride to meet; the inner light of Shabbat, let us greet. Come in peace, her husband's crown of pride, with song rejoicing and good cheer.
Among the faithful of the people so dear, Enter O Bride, enter O Bride;
|Peace be unto you (Shalom aleichem)
Text: from the prayer book
Peace be unto you, o ministering angels,
Messengers of the most high.
From supreme king of kings,
The holy one, blessed is he.
Come in peace, o ministering angels,
mimelech malche hamelachim
hakadosch baruch hu
mimelech malche hamlachim
hakadosch baruch hu
And on the Sabbath (Uveyom Hashabat)
Numbers 28.9/ Hassidic
9 And on the sabbath day two lambs of the first year without blemish, and two tenth parts of an ephah of flour for a meal-offering, mingled with oil, and the drink-offering thereof: 10 This is the burnt-offering of every sabbath, beside the continual burnt-offering, and his drink offering.
A good week to all (Hamavdil )
Text: Rabbi Y. Ben Giat ( 11th Century) / Traditional
May he who distinguishes between
The hallowed and the profane,
Forgive us our sins.
May both our seed and our income be
As abundant as the sands and the stars at night.
A good week to all.
This hymn is the first verse of the multiple versed liturgy for the 'Nei'lah', concluding prayer on Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement). The third line is an allusion to the Book of Genesis, 22,17: "... I will multiply thy offsprings as the stars of heaven, and as the sand which is upon the seashore...". According to tradition, the verse is chanted at the conclusion of the Sabbath. What is the relationship between Yom Kippur and the conclusion of the Sabbath? Towards the end of Yom Kippur, in the last moments of the days of Repentance and Supplication the liturgical poet begs for Forgiveness for his sins and redemption. The Sabbath is termed 'A sort of the after-world'–on the Sabbath we taste the life of the after-world, life with no work but the enjoyment of the Divine Glory. With the end of the Sabbath we return to the weekdays and to the time of work–the work of 'Tikkun', moral correction of the soul, and therefore with the closing of the Sabbath, a person begs for Forgiveness and strives to cast aside any barrier that separates him from God.