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Birchot Hashachar: Conclusion

June 19, 2013, by

The final blessing of Birchot Hashachar is “המעביר שנה מעיני ותנומה מעפעפי”-I thank G-d who removes sleep from my eyes and slumber from my eyelids. An all-encompassing paragraph of prayer follows this blessing and begins with, “יהי רצון– May it be His will” It contains the eternal aspirations of every Jewish soul requesting the privilege of being […]


June 13, 2013, by

Mizmor Download the PDF Version Here After the festive singing of Lecha Dodi and the ushering in of the Shabbat Queen, we acknowledge the cosmic shift of realities from the mundane week to the holy Shabbat by reciting Psalm 92 – Mizmor Shir Layom HaShabbat – The Song of Shabbat. This Psalm reflects the future […]

Lecha Dodi III

June 13, 2013, by

  Lecha Dodi III Download the PDF Version Here The remaining seven stanzas of Lechoh Dodi are divided into three parts. Part 1: Mikdash Melech…Hitnaari…and Hitoreri…all advance words of consolation, hope and renewal of Jerusalem from a state of exile. We implore Jerusalem, the throne of Hashem to arise from her desolation, cloak herself with […]

Lecha Dodi II

June 13, 2013, by

Lecha Dodi II Download the PDF Version Here The signature Tefillah of Kabbalat Shabbat is Lechoh Dodi – “Come my Beloved”. The opening letter of each paragraph spells out the name of the author Rabbi Shlomo Halevi Alkabetz who lived in Safed in the 1500s at the time of the Arizal and Rav Yosef Karo. […]

Lecha Dodi

June 13, 2013, by

Lecha Dodi Download the PDF Version Here The crescendo of the Kabbalat Shabbat service is the beautiful poem Lechoh Dodi – Come my Beloved. It was composed by HaRav Shlom Halevi Alkabetz who lived in Tsfat in the sixteenth century alongside the great scholars and Kabbalists of the day such as the Arizal, Rav Moshe […]

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