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.


  1. shabbat shalom to you too!!

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

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

  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... :-)

  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!

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

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

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


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