Friday, April 30, 2010

T.G.I.F!

Master Of The World!
Help us to receive Shabbos properly, with great joy and gladness, and with wondrous d'veykus, according to Your beneficent will. May we merit to know and grasp the ultimate purpose of heaven and earth, which is to know and perceive You through everything in the world, according to Your will and the will of those who truly revere You - until we attain the "day that is entirely Shabbos and contentment for the eternal life."
Reb Noson of Breslov, Likutei Tefillot II, 28
English translation courtesy of Entering The Light, by Rabbi Dovid Sears.

My favorite part of the week - the preparation, the visit to the mikvah, the special clothing, the sampling of the special foods made just in honor of holy, holy Shabbos!
The beautiful words of Reb Shlomo Alkabetz's L'Cha Dodi, the holy Arizal's Azamer b'Shvachin, the melody sung to sanctify the day and bless the wine of Kiddush...
Blessing my son in the tradition of my father, and his father, and his father, extending all the way back to the patriarch Jacob...
Reb Yisrael Ibn Nadjara's deep, mystical hymnal Kah Ribon, Reb Aharon the Great of Karlin's Kah Echsof...
The Shabbos table, decked out in white and silver, and fine china; delicacies shared with family and loved ones, words of Torah abounding, the happiness of Shabbos permeating the air, subliminal, wondrous, holy...

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Wishing all a wonderful, beautiful, enlightened Shabbos Kodesh!


1 comment:

Reb Y. said...

Plus it comes EVERY week!!!