תִּיבוּ תִּיבוּ אוּשְׁפִּיזִין עִילָאִין, תִּיבוּ תִּיבוּ אוּשְׁפִּיזִין קַדִּישִׁין
tivu tivu Lit. Guests (Aramaic) Biblical "guests" invited into the sukkah on each of the seven nights of the holiday. While the traditional ushpizin were all male, a new custom has been created, inviting female guests (ushpizot) as well. The seven ushpizin are Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Moses, Aaron, and David. The seven female ushpizot are Sarah, Rebecca, Rachel, Leah, Miriam, Abigail, and Esther. ila’in! tivu tivu ushpizin kadishin!
Be seated exalted guests! Be seated, holy guests!
I invite to this meal these exalted guests: Abraham is the first patriarch and the father of the Jewish people. He is the husband of Sarah and the father of Isaac and Ishmael. God's covenant - that we will be a great people and inherit the land of Israel - begins with Abraham and is marked by his circumcision, the first in Jewish history. His Hebrew name is Avraham., The first matriarch, wife of Abraham, and mother of Isaac, whom she birthed at the age of 90. Sarah, in Rabbinic tradition, is considered holy, beautiful, and hospitable. Many prayers, particularly the Amidah (the central silent prayer), refer to God as Magen Avraham – protector of Abraham. Many Jews now add: pokehd or ezrat Sarah – guardian or helper of Sarah., Deborah, Abraham and Sarah's much-longed-for son and the second Jewish patriarch. Isaac is nearly sacrificed by his father at God's command (Genesis 22). He is married to Rebecca and is the father of Esau and Jacob. His Hebrew name is Yitzchak., Lit. heel Jacob is the third patriarch, son of Isaac and Rebecca, and father to the twelve tribes of Israel. More than any of the other patriarchs, Jacob wrestles with God and evolves from a deceitful, deal-making young man to a mature, faithful partner to God. His Hebrew name is Yaakov., An important female biblical character with her own book. The Book of Ruth, read on Shavuot, tells the story of Ruth’s devotion to her mother-in-law, Naomi, and their return to Israel. Ruth’s story is often read as the first story of conversion. Ruth is the grandmother of King David., The quintessential Jewish leader who spoke face to face with God, unlike any other prophet, and who freed the people from Egypt, led them through the desert for forty years, and received the Torah on Mt. Sinai. His Hebrew name is Moshe., Miriam is the sister of Moses and Aaron. As Moses' and Aaron's sister she, according to midrash, prophesies Moses' role and helps secure it by watching over the young baby, seeing to it that Pharaoh's daughter takes him and that the baby is returned to his mother for nursing. During the Israelites' trek through the desert, a magical well given on her behalf travels with the Israelites, providing water, healing, and sustenance., Hannah is the mother of the prophet Samuel, who, through her prayers, is rewarded a child. She herself is also considered a prophet. Hannah's intense devotional style of prayer becomes the model, in rabbinic Judaism, for prayer in general., Brother of Moses, chosen as Moses' interlocutor. His Hebrew name is Aharon., Jacob's eldest son by his beloved wife, Rachel. Joseph, the dreamer, was his father's favorite and nearly murdered by his brothers. Sold into slavery, he became viceroy of Egypt where he ultimately saves the Egyptians and also his own family from starvation. His Hebrew name is Yosef/, Tamar, Batsheva and David.
On the first night:
Please, Abraham and Sarah, let all the exalted guests, the ushpizin ila’in, sit with us and with you. [Any other guests representing Lit. Kindness It is said in Pirkei Avot (Ethics of the Fathers) that the world stands on three things: Torah (learning), Avodah (worship), and Gemilut Hasidim (acts of kindness).– caring?]
2nd night: … Deborah and Isaac, … [other guests representing gevurah– firmness?]
3rd: … Jacob and Ruth, … [other guests representing tiferet – splendor, balance?]
4th: … Moses and Miriam, … [other guests representing netzakh – enurance, prophecy?]
5th: … Hannah and Aaron, … [other guests representing hod – majesty, prayerfulness?]
6th: … Joseph and Tamar, … [other guests representing yesod – foundation, creativity, righteousness?]
7th: … Bathsheba and David, … [other guests representing malkhut/shekhinah – presence, receptivity, royalty?]
May it be your will, ETERNAL SOURCE, that your The feminine name of God, expounded upon in the rabbinic era and then by the Kabbalists in extensive literature on the feminine attributes of the divine. dwell among us and that you spread a Lit. hut or booth A temporary hut constructed outdoors for use during Sukkot, the autumn harvest festival. Many Jews observe the mitzvah of living in the Sukkah for the week of Sukkot, including taking their meals and sleeping in the Sukkah. of peace over us and may abundant life flow to us from there. O One full of blessing, attend well to the prayers of the hungry and the thirsty, providing them with dependable bread and life-saving water.
ושאבתם מים בששון ממעייני הישועה . x2
מים, מים, מים מים הוי מים בששון .x2
הי, הי, הי, הי,
Ushavtem mayim b’sason mimayney hayeshua (2)
Mayim (4) Hey, mayim b’sason (2)
Hey, hey, hey, hey
Mayim (6) b’sason
Mayim (6) b’sason
You shall draw water with joy from the wells of salvation/liberation!
Hey! Water with joy!