We are thankful for the meal we are about to eat.
We are aware that our sustenance depends on the sacrifice of animals and plants.
May we fulfill our human potential, so that we may be worthy of this sacrifice.
This piece was written for the West End Synagogue on-going Innovative Liturgy Project. Original pieces and reconstructed prayers have been written for the High Holy Days, Shabbat is the Sabbath day, the Day of Rest, and is observed from Friday night through Saturday night. Is set aside from the rest of the week both in honor of the fact that God rested on the seventh day after creating the world. On Shabbat, many Jews observe prohibitions from various activities designated as work. Shabbat is traditionally observed with festive meals, wine, challah, prayers, the reading and studying of Torah, conjugal relations, family time, and time with friends., and also for more specific projects such as “psalms”, “peace” and the “middah of the month”.