In Jewish thought, the Sabbath is like an honored royal guest that comes to visit us each week. When the Sabbath leaves, it would be inappropriate to dive eagerly into our weekday cares. On Saturday night after the Sabbath is over we give it a proper farewell party called Melaveh Malkah, which means “escorting the queen.” This practice is laden with magnificent messianic symbolism. Acts 20 indicates that something similar to Melaveh Malkah may have been practiced by the Apostles and the earliest Messianic Jewish community.
Related Prayer Resources
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).