Shalom Aleichem was written in the seventeenth century and illustrates the Talmudic legend regarding angels who come at the onset of the Sabbath to observe a whether a person’s home is well-prepared or in disarray. The angels declare, “May it be God’s will that next Sabbath be like this”. The legend communicates that each time one carries out a commandment, it strengthens his ability to carry it out in the future. Shalom Aleichem has become a nearly universal and iconic component of the Friday night ritual. Learn to sing the traditional Hebrew melody with lyrics in Hebrew, transliteration, and English.
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The Sabbath Table Prayer Books and Audio Companion
The Sabbath Table is offered in two editions; both present Hebrew (or Transliterated Hebrew) and English on facing pages, consisting of Sabbath table blessings, songs, providing Messianic Jews and Gentiles with expressions of praise and prayer deeply rooted in Jewish soil. Exquisitely crafted, comprehensive, and thoroughly Messianic, The Sabbath Table stands proudly next to any comparative resource published in traditional Judaism.
The Sabbath Table Audio Companion provides melodies and songs that will fill your home with joy and delight. A CD or MP3 resource that contains high-quality recordings of the essential Sabbath Table blessings, prayers, and songs. This 48-track audio resource provides standard melodies and clearly articulated lyrics for Hebrew prayers such as Eshet Chayil, Kiddushfor Friday night, Kiddusha Rabba, Yedid Nefesh, Psalm 23, and the complete Birkat HaMazon (Grace After Meals).