Friday, July 29, 2011

Shabbat Shalom




From sundown to sundown~ Shabbat at her best
A time to read Torah, eat challah and rest.
A time to remember, a time to 'do'
what Abba in Heaven commanded us to.
Celebration and ceremony, a time of great joy
A blessing of Peace for each girl and boy.

But when the three stars show their faces in the sky,
I light the Havdalah, and then say goodbye.
Goodbye to our friend, our precious Delight,
Sabbath, my love, goodnight, goodnight.

Sunday I scramble out of my bed and get ready and rush
to my work, which I dread.
But wait! I remember and praise HaShem for the warmth of Shabbat
that washes over my heart.

The First Day, the Second, the Third Day too.
I remember the joy of being a Jew.
The time spent with family, entering G-d's Rest.
The Torah, the challah~ Shabbat at her best.

The Fourth Day, the Fifth, the Sixth Day too~ Baruch HaShem.
I look forward to Sabbath Blessing again!
All work is easier, all pain is small
when I look to Shabbat and hear her call:

        "Come to me all of you who are tired,
          And you will find Rest for you Soul."

Shabbat is the Sun~ and I am the moon
Reflecting her glory til she returns soon.
Each week, we read Torah, eat challah and Rest
from sundown to sundown
Shabbat at her best.

9 comments:

  1. shabbat shalom to you too!!

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  3. A beautiful and encouraging poem. Shabbat Shalom to you also !

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  4. Shabbat Shalom my friend. What is challah and havdalah? I have been told that "Abba" is similar to "Daddy" - is that correct?

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  5. Challah is the lovely braided bread that we eat and havdalah is a ceremony to end the Shabbat. In the ceremony we light a braided candle that is specifically for Shabbat... And you are right Abba is Daddy... :-)

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  6. Shabbat Shalom Hadassah and family! Thank you for The 2 Spies! It's always encouraging, thought provoking, and puts a smile on my face!

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  7. Amen. Praying for all of you in Eretz Israel. Blessings in His Shalom!

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  8. Shabbat Shalom! May you all enjoy your day of rest.

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  9. there is such peace in reading these words. Such magnificent peace. Shalom, Hadassah

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