NIGGUNA wordless melody.SHABBATShabbat 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.
Behold how good and how pleasant it is, for people to dwell together, in harmony
This is how it ends. The week is winding down. Tired limbs and minds wait for rest. What is done is done, for good or ill. What has gone has gone, though it lingers with us still. The achievements and disappointments of the week live on, but soon will fade from memory. New challenges, fears and hopes will take their place. But not just yet… We are at the threshold. It is time to recall, then let go of, what we have done and what we have failed to do, the gains and mistakes we’ve made, our satisfactions and discontents. We pause for a moment, to catch the last gasps and glimmers of the week that has passed… And now it is time. Time to enter into Shabbat. We let go of the week that has passed and make space, and time, for something new to enter in. This is how it ends. And this is how we begin again: let our lives be renewed at this sacred time, when the end and the beginning become one.
KIDDUSHThe prayer recited over wine on Shabbat, holidays, and other joyous occasions.
Raising the glass:
Wine symbolises the power of people to be joyful together. We find grapes in nature, and we grow them in vineyards and squeeze them into juice and ferment the juice into wine. We find ourselves in families, in communities, in friendships, in partnerships, and part of a community. It is our creativity and our efforts that make our lives that much sweeter.
Barukh ha-or ba’olam, borei peri hagafen
Blessed is the light in the world, that brings for fruit from the vine.
Sip the wine:
Raising the bread:
Food is a building block of life, and the seed of human connection. If we can eat and drink together, we can live and love together. The sharing of food is the beginning of generosity, and “breaking bread” is how we learn to care for each other. We learn this lesson every Shabbat by sharing food in the spirit ofcommunity, friendship, and family.
Barukh ha-or ba’olam
Barukh ha-or ba-adam
Hamotzi leḥem min ha-aretz
Blessed is the light in the world and blessed the light of humanity, that brings forth bread from the earth
Share the bread
With thanks to the Society for Humanistic Judaism
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