Posts tagged ‘שבת’

Shabbat Blessing for Children Who Have Left Home

One of my great joys of parenthood is putting my hands on my daughters’ heads and blessing them. As they went off to college and to…

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Vayishlach: The Descent

“And Jacob was left alone; and there wrestled a man with him until the breaking of the day.” – Genesis 32:25 Sooner or later every man…

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Blessing For a Spouse / Partner

I know a young couple who bless each other at the Shabbat table: they hold hands, look into each other’s eyes, then give and receive a blessing. This…

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Welcome, Sabbath Queen

This is a Hebrew poetry “smash-up,” combining the themes of the Yiddish song כוח with the image of the Sabbath Queen from the liturgical poem לכה…

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