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A Custom Friday Evening Service by rick bialac

Opening Songs

Hineh Mah Tov הנה מה טוב

הִנֵּה מַה-טּוֹב וּמַה-נָּעִים
שֱׁבֶת אַחִים גַּם יָחַד.

Hinei ma tov uma na-im
Shevet achim gam yachad.

Behold, how good and pleasant it is for people to dwell together in unity.

Shabbat Candle Lighting

Shabbat Candle Lighting הדלקת נרות שבת

Light both candles.
Traditionally one covers the eyes while reciting the following blessing.

בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה יְיָ אֱלֹהֵינוּ מֶלֶךְ הָעוֹלָם,
אֲשֶׁר קִדְּשָׁנוּ בְּמִצְוֹתָיו,
וְצִוָּנוּ לְהַדְלִיק נֵר שֶׁל שַׁבָּת.

Baruch atah Adonai Eloheinu melech ha-olam, asher kid'shanu b'mitzvotav, v'tzivanu l'hadlik neir shel shabat.

Blessed are You, Adonai our God, Sovereign of the universe, who hallows us with Your commandments, and has commanded us to kindle the Sabbath light.

Kabbalat Shabbat

Shalom Aleichem שלום עליכם

שָׁלוֹם עֲלֵיכֶם, מַלְאֲכֵי הַשָּׁרֵת, מַלְאֲכֵי עֶלְיוֹן, מִמֶּלֶךְ מַלְכֵי הַמְּלָכִים, הַקָּדוֹשׁ בָּרוּךְ הוּא:

בּוֹאֲכֶם לְשָׁלוֹם, מַלְאֲכֵי הַשָּׁלוֹם, מַלְאֲכֵי עֶלְיוֹן, מִמֶּלֶךְ מַלְכֵי הַמְּלָכִים, הַקָּדוֹשׁ בָּרוּךְ הוּא:
בָּרְכֽוּנִי לְשָׁלוֹם, מַלְאֲכֵי הַשָּׁלוֹם, מַלְאֲכֵי עֶלְיוֹן, מִמֶּלֶךְ מַלְכֵי הַמְּלָכִים, הַקָּדוֹשׁ בָּרוּךְ הוּא:
צֵאתְכֶם לְשָׁלוֹם, מַלְאֲכֵי הַשָּׁלוֹם, מַלְאֲכֵי עֶלְיוֹן, מִמֶּלֶךְ מַלְכֵי הַמְּלָכִים, הַקָּדוֹשׁ בָּרוּךְ הוּא:

Shalom aleichem, malachei hashareit, malachei elyon, mimelech malchei ham'lachim, hakadosh baruch hu.
Boachem l'shalom, malachei hashalom, malachei elyon, mimelech malchei ham'lachim, hakadosh baruch hu.
Bar'chuni l'shalom, malachei hashalom, malachei elyon, mimelech malchei ham'lachim, hakadosh baruch hu.
Tzeitchem l'shalom, malachei hashalom, malachei elyon, mimelech malchei ham'lachim, hakadosh baruch hu.

Peace be to you, ministering angels, messengers of the Most High, the supreme Sovereign, the Holy and Blessed One.
May you come in peace, messengers of the Most High, the supreme Sovereign, the Holy and Blessed One.
Bless me with peace, messengers of the Most High, the supreme Sovereign, the Holy and Blessed One.
May your departure be in peace, messengers of peace, messengers of the Most High, the supreme Sovereign, the Holy and Blessed One.

Lecha Dodi לכה דודי

לְכָה דוֹדִי לִקְרַאת כַּלָּה, פְּנֵי שַׁבָּת נְקַבְּלָה.

שָׁמוֹר וְזָכוֹר בְּדִבּוּר אֶחָד, הִשְמִיעָנוּ
אֵל הַמְּיֻחָד, יְיָ אֶחָד וּשְׁמוֹ אֶחָד,
לְשֵׁם וּלְתִפְאֶֽרֶת וְלִתְהִלָּה.
לְכָה דוֹדִי...

לִקְרַאת שַׁבָּת לְכוּ וְנֵלְכָה,
כִּי הִיא מְקוֹר הַבְּרָכָה,
מֵרֹאשׁ מִקֶּֽדֶם נְסוּכָה,
סוֹף מַעֲשֶׂה בְּמַחֲשָׁבָה תְּחִלָּה.
לְכָה דוֹדִי...

מִקְדַּשׁ מֶלֶךְ עִיר מְלוּכָה,
קֽוּמִי צְאִי מִתּוֹךְ הַהֲפֵכָה,
רַב לָךְ שֶׁבֶת בְּעֵֽמֶק הַבָּכָא,
וְהוּא יַחֲמוֹל עָלַיִךְ חֶמְלָה.
לְכָה דוֹדִי...

הִתְנַעֲרִי מֵעָפָר קֽוּמִי, לִבְשִׁי בִּגְדֵי תִפְאַרְתֵּךְ עַמִּי, עַל יַד בֶּן יִשַׁי בֵּית הַלַּחְמִי, קָרְבָה אֶל נַפְשִׁי גְאָלָהּ.
לְכָה דוֹדִי...

הִתְעוֹרְרִי הִתְעוֹרְרִי, כִּי בָא אוֹרֵךְ קֽוּמִי אֽוֹרִי, עֽוּרִי עֽוּרִי שִׁיר דַּבֵּרִי, כְּבוֹד יְיָ עָלַיִךְ נִגְלָה.
לְכָה דוֹדִי...

וְהָיוּ לִמְשִׁסָּה שֹׁאסָיִךְ, וְרָחֲקוּ כָּל מְבַלְּעָיִךְ, יָשִׂישׂ עָלַיִךְ אֱלֹהָיִךְ, כִּמְשׂוֹשׂ חָתָן עַל כַּלָּה.
לְכָה דוֹדִי...

יָמִין וּשְׂמֹאל תִּפְרֽוֹצִי, וְאֶת יְיָ תַּעֲרִיצִי, עַל יַד אִישׁ בֶּן פַּרְצִי, וְנִשְׂמְחָה וְנָגִילָה.
לְכָה דוֹדִי...

L'chah dodi likrat kolah, p'nei shabat n'kab'lah.

Shamor v'zachor b'dibur echad,
hishmi-anu eil ham'yuchad,
Adonai echad ush'mo echad, l'sheim ul'tiferet v'lithilah.
L'chah dodi...

Likrat shabat l'chu v'neil'chah,
ki hi m'kor hab'rachah, meirosh mikedem n'suchah,
sof ma-aseh b'machashavah t'chilah.
L'chah dodi...

Mikdash melech ir m'luchah,
kumi tz'i mitoch hahafeichah,
rav lach shevet b'eimek habacha,
v'hu yachamol alayich chemlah.
L'chah dodi...

Hitna-ari mei-afar kumi, livshi bigdei tifarteich ami, al yad ben yishai beit halachmi, kor'vah el nafshi g'alah.
L'chah dodi...

Hitor'ri hitor'ri, ki va oreich kumi ori, uri uri shir dabeiri, k'vod Adonai alayich niglah.
L'chah dodi...

V'hayu limshisah shosayich, v'rachaku kol m'val'ayich, yasis alayich elohayich, kimsos chatan al kolah.
L'chah dodi...

Yamin us'mol tifrotzi, v'et Adonai ta-aritzi, al yad ish ben partzi, v'nism'chah v'nagilah.
L'chah dodi...

Come, my beloved, with a chorus of praise,
Welcome the Sabbath Bride, the Queen of the days.

“Keep and Remember”!—said in one single utterance
Adonai the One, made us hear:
One is the name of God, One is Adonai!
Reflected in fame, in glory, and in praise!

To welcome the Sabbath, we joyously hurry;
It is forever a fountain of blessing—
In God’s primordial planning, it came last of all days,
But even then was the crown of creation.

O holy sanctuary and royal city
arise from your desolate years!
Too long have you dwelled in the valley of tears,
Now God’s tenderness will rain down upon you.

Shake off the dust, O Israel! Arise!
Dress up in your finest clothes, My people,
for through Jesse of Bethlehem
you will draw nearer to Me and be redeemed.

Awake! Awake! The new light is shining!
With that radiance, the world will glow;
Sing! For darkness is hidden by joyful praise—
Adonai’s glory brings light to you!

May your oppressors be challenged
and your enemies defeated;
God will exalt and rejoice in you,
Joyful as a bridegroom celebrating with his bride.

Stretch out thy borders to the left and to the right;
Give honor to Adonai in Whom we delight—
The Messiah is coming to gladden our sight,
And we shall rejoice in pleasant fulfillment.

In some communities the congregation rises and faces the doorway in order to greet the Sabbath Bride. In addition, we bow and then turn back to the front of the room, to acknowledge her entrance.

בּֽוֹאִי בְשָׁלוֹם עֲטֶרֶת בַּעְלָהּ, גַּם בְּשִׂמְחָה וּבְצָהֳלָה, תּוֹךְ אֱמוּנֵי עַם סְגֻלָּה, בּֽוֹאִי כַלָּה, בּֽוֹאִי כַלָּה.
לְכָה דוֹדִי...

Bo-i v'shalom ateret balah, gam b'simchah uv'tzaholah, toch emunei am s'gulah, bo-i chalah, bo-i chalah.
L'chah dodi...

Enter in peace, O crown of your husband. Enter in gladness, enter in joy. Come to the people that keeps its faith. Enter, O bride! Enter, O bride!

Sh'ma and Its Blessings

Bar'chu ברכו

Reader: The reader faces the ark and bows while saying the first line “Bar’chu et Adonai hamvorach”.

בָּרְכוּ אֶת יְיָ הַמְבֹרָךְ.

Bar'chu et Adonai hamvorach.

Praise God, source of blessing.

The congregation bows and says “Baruch Adnoai .....”
Then the Reader bows and repeats the same line.

בָּרוּךְ יְיָ הַמְּבֹרָךְ לְעוֹלָם וָעֶד.

Baruch Adonai ham'vorach l'olam va-ed.

Praise be the One to whom our praise is due now and forever!

Please be seated

Sh'ma שמע

The first line of the Sh'ma is recited out loud and in unison, with the right hand covering the eyes. "Baruch Shem K'vod" is recited in an undertone.

שְׁמַע יִשְׂרָאֵל, יְיָ אֱלֹהֵֽינוּ, יְיָ אֶחָד.

ברוך שם כבוד מלכותו לעולם ועד.

Sh'ma Yisra-eil, Adonai Eloheinu Adonai Echad.

Baruch sheim k'vod malchuto l'olam va-ed.

Hear, O Israel: Adonai is our God, Adonai is one.

Blessed is God’s glorious majesty forever and ever.

Mi Chamochah מי כמכה

מִי כָמֹכָה בָּאֵלִם יְיָ
מִי כָּמֹֽכָה נֶאְדָּר בַּקֹּֽדֶשׁ
נוֹרָא תְהִלֹּת, עֹֽשֵׂה פֶֽלֶא.
מַלְכוּתְךָ רָאוּ בָנֶֽיךָ
בּוֹקֵעַ יָם לִפְנֵי מֹשֶׁה
זֶה אֵלִי עָנוּ וְאָמְרוּ:
יְיָ יִמְלוֹךְ לְעוֹלָם וָעֶד.
(Reader) וְנֶאֱמַר: כִּי פָדָה יְיָ אֶת יַעֲקֹב
וּגְאָלוֹ מִיַּד חָזָק מִמֶּנּוּ.
בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה יְיָ גָּאַל יִשְׂרָאֵל.

Mi chamochah ba-eilim Adonai,
mi kamochah nedar bakodesh,
nora t'hilot, oseih fele.
Malchut'cha rau vanecha,
bokei-a yam lifnei mosheh,
zeh eili anu v'am'ru:
Adonai yimloch l'olam va-ed.
V'ne-emar: ki fadah Adonai et ya-akov
ug'alo miyad chazak mimenu.
Baruch atah Adonai, ga-al yisra-eil.

Who is like You, Adonai, among all the gods? Who is like You, majestic in holiness, awesome in splendor, doing wonders?
Your children beheld Your sovereign power, as You cleaved the sea before Moses: they exclaimed, this is my god! Adonai shall reign for ever and ever! (Reader) For our God delivered Jacob and redeemed our people from the hand of stronger opponents. Blessed are You, Adonai, our God, who has redeemed Your people Israel.

V'Sham'ru ושמרו

וְשָׁמְרוּ בְנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל אֶת הַשַּׁבָּת, לַעֲשׂוֹת אֶת הַשַּׁבָּת לְדֹרֹתָם בְּרִית עוֹלָם. בֵּינִי וּבֵין בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל אוֹת הִיא לְעוֹלָם, כִּי שֵֽׁשֶׁת יָמִים עָשָׂה יְיָ אֶת הַשָּׁמַֽיִם וְאֶת הָאָֽרֶץ, וּבַיּוֹם הַשְּׁבִיעִי שָׁבַת וַיִּנָּפַשׁ.

The children of Israel shall keep the Sabbath, observing it throughout all generations, as an everlasting covenant. It is a sign between Me and the children of Israel forever, that in six days Adonai made the heavens and the earth, and on the seventh day ceased from work and rested.

The Amidah עמידה

Shalom Rav שלום רב

(In some communities, this prayer is sung in unison.)

שָׁלוֹם רָב עַל יִשְׂרָאֵל עַמְּךָ תָּשִׂים לְעוֹלָם, כִּי אַתָּה הוּא מֶֽלֶךְ אָדוֹן לְכָל הַשָּׁלוֹם. וְטוֹב בְּעֵינֶֽיךָ לְבָרֵךְ אֶת עַמְּךָ
יִשְׂרָאֵל בְּכָל עֵת וּבְכָל שָׁעָה בִּשְׁלוֹמֶֽךָ. בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה יְיָ, הַמְבָרֵךְ אֶת עַמּוֹ יִשְׂרָאֵל בַּשָּׁלוֹם.

Shalom rav al yisra-eil am'cha tasim l'olam, ki atah hu melech adon l'chol hashalom. V'tov b'einecha l'vareich et am'cha yisra-eil b'chol eit uv'chol sha-ah bishlomecha.

(*During the Ten days of Penitence: B'seifer chayim, b'rachah, v'shalom, ufarnasah tovah, nizacheir v'nikateiv l'fanecha, anachnu v'chol am'cha beit yisra-eil, l'chayim tovim ul'shalom.)

Baruch atah Adonai, hamvareich et amo yisra-eil bashalom.

Grant abundant peace unto Israel your people for ever; for you are the sovereign God of all peace; and may it be good in your sight to bless your people Israel at all times and in every hour with your peace. *Blessed are you, Adonai, who blesses your people Israel with peace.

[*On the Sabbath of Repentance conclude:—
In the book of life, blessing, peace and good sustenance may we be remembered and inscribed before you, we and all your people the house of Israel, for a happy life and for peace. Blessed are you, Adonai, who makes peace.]

Debbie Friedman's Mi Shebeirach (Liberal) מי שברך

מי שברך אבותינו.
מקור הברכה לאמותינו.

מי שברך אמותינו.
מקור הברכה לאבותינו.

Mi shebeirach avoteinu
M'kor habracha l'imoteinu

Mi shebeirach imoteinu
M'kor habracha l'avoteinu

May the source of strength who blessed the ones before us,
Help us find the courage to make our lives a blessing
And let us say: Amen.

Bless those in need of healing with refuah sh'leimah. The renewal of body, the renewal of spirit. And let us say: Amen.

D'var Torah

Concluding Prayers

Aleinu עלינו

עָלֵֽינוּ לְשַׁבֵּֽחַ לַאֲדוֹן הַכֹּל, לָתֵת גְּדֻלָּה לְיוֹצֵר בְּרֵאשִׁית, שֶׁלֹּא עָשָֽׂנוּ כְּגוֹיֵי הָאֲרָצוֹת, וְלֹא שָׂמָֽנוּ כְּמִשְׁפְּחוֹת הָאֲדָמָה, שֶׁלֹא שָׂם חֶלְקֵֽנוּ כָּהֶם, וְגֹרָלֵֽנוּ כְּכָל הֲמוֹנָם, וַאֲנַֽחְנוּ כּוֹרְעִים וּמִשְׁתַּחֲוִים וּמוֹדִים, לִפְנֵי מֶֽלֶךְ מַלְכֵי הַמְּלָכִים, הַקָּדוֹשׁ בָּרוּךְ הוּא. שֶׁהוּא נוֹטֶה שָׁמַֽיִם וְיֹסֵד אָֽרֶץ, וּמוֹשַׁב יְקָרוֹ בַּשָּׁמַֽיִם מִמַּֽעַל, וּשְׁכִינַת עֻזּוֹ בְּגָבְהֵי מְרוֹמִים, הוּא אֱלֹהֵֽינוּ אֵין עוֹד. אֱמֶת מַלְכֵּֽנוּ, אֶֽפֶס זוּלָתוֹ, כַּכָּתוּב בְּתוֹרָתוֹ: וְיָדַעְתָּ הַיּוֹם וַהֲשֵׁבֹתָ אֶל לְבָבֶֽךָ, כִּי יְיָ הוּא הָאֱלֹהִים בַּשָּׁמַֽים מִמַּֽעַל, וְעַל הָאָֽרֶץ מִתָּֽחַת, אֵין עוֹד.

וְנֶאֱמַר, וְהָיָה יְיָ לְמֶֽלֶךְ עַל כָּל הָאָֽרֶץ, בַּיּוֹם הַהוּא יִהְיֶה יְיָ אֶחָד, וּשְמוֹ אֶחָד.

Aleinu l'shabei-ach la-adon hakol, lateit g'dulah l'yotzeir b'reishit, shelo asanu k'goyei ha-aratzot, v'lo samanu k'mishp'chot ha-adamah, shelo sam chelkeinu kahem, v'goraleinu k'chol hamonam, va-anachnu kor'im umishtachavim umodim, lifnei melech malchei ham'lachim, hakadosh baruch hu. Shehu noteh shamayim v'yoseid aretz, umoshav y'karo bashamayim mima-al, ush'chinat uzo b'gav'hei m'romim, hu Eloheinu ein od. Emet malkeinu, efes zulato, kakatuv b'torato: v'yadata Hayom vahasheivota el l'vavecha, ki Adonai hu ha-elohim bashamam mima-al, v'al ha-aretz mitachat, ein od.

V'ne-emar, v'hayah Adonai l'melech al kol ha-aretz, bayom hahu yihyeh Adonai echad, ush'mo echad.

It is our duty to praise the God of all things, to ascribe greatness to God who formed the world in the beginning; since God has not made us like the nations of other lands, and has not placed us like other families of the earth; since God has not assigned unto us a portion as unto them, nor a lot as unto all their multitude. For we bend the knee and offer worship and thanks before the supreme Sovereign of rulers, the Holy One, blessed be God, who stretched forth the heavens and laid the foundations of the earth, the seat of whose glory is in the heavens above, and the abode of whose might is in the loftiest heights. God is our God; there is none else: in truth God is our Sovereign; there is none besides God; as it is written in the Torah, And you shall know this day, and lay it to your heart, that Adonai is God in heaven above and upon the earth beneath: there is none else.

As it is written in Your Torah, “Adonai shall reign forever and ever.” And it is said, “Adonai shall be ruler over all the Earth: in that day, Adonai shall be One and God’s name shall be One.”

Closing Songs

Jerusalem of Gold ירושלים של זהב

Lyrics by Naomi Shemer.
Translation and transliteration adapted from the work of Yael Levine.

אֲוִיר הָרִים צָלוּל כַּיַּין וְרֵיחַ אֳרָנִים נִשָׂא בְּרוּחַ הָעַרְבַּיִם עִם קוֹל פַּעֲמוֹנִים.

Avir harim zalul kayayin ve-rei'ah oranim nissa be-ru'ah ha'arbayim im kol pa'amonim.

The mountain air is clear as wine and the scent of pines is carried on the breeze of twilight with the sound of bells.

וּבְתַרְדֵּמַת אִילָן וָאֶבֶו שְׁבוּיָה בַּחֲלוֹמָהּ הָעִיר אֲשֶׁר בָּדָד יוֹשֶׁבֶת וּבְלִבָּהּ חוֹמָה.

U-ve-tardemat ilan va-even shvuyah ba-halomah ha-ir asher badad yoshevet u-ve-libbah homah.

And in the slumber of tree and stone, captured in her dream, the city that sits solitary and in its midst is a wall.

יְרוּשָׁלַיִם שֶׁל זָהָב וְשֶׁל נְחֹשֶׁת ושֶׁל אוֹר הֲלֹא לְכָל שׁירַיִךְ אֲנִי כּנּוֹר.

Yerushalayim shel zahav ve-shel nehoshet ve-shel or ha-lo le-khol shirayikh ani kinnor.

Jerusalem of gold, and of bronze, and of light, behold: I am a violin for all your songs.

אֵיכָה ָיבְשׁוּ בּוֹרוֹת הַמַּיִם כִּכַּר הַשׁוּק רֵיקָה וְאֵין פּוֹקֵד אֶת הַר הַבַּיִת בָּעִיר הָעַתִּיקָה.

Eikhah yavshu borot ha-mayim kikkar ha-shuk reikah ve-ein poked et Har ha-Bayit ba-ir ha-attikah .

How the cisterns have dried, the market-place is empty, and no one frequents the Temple Mount in the Old City.

וּבַמְּעָרוֹת אֲשֶׁר בַּסֶּלַע מְיַלְּלוֹת רוּחוֹת וְאֵין יוֹרֵד אֶך יַם הַמֶּלַח בְּדֶרֶךְ יְריחוֹ. יְרוּשָׁלַיִם שֶׁל זָהָב...

U-va-me'arot asher ba-selah meyallelot ruhot ve-ein yored el Yam ha-Melah be-derekh Yeriho.
Yerushalayim shel zahav...

And in the caves in the mountain, winds are howling and no one descends to the Dead Sea by way of Jericho.
Jerusalem of gold...

אַךְ בְּבוֹאִי הַיּוֹם לָשִׁיר לָךְ וְלָךְ לִקְשֹׁר כְּתָרִים קָטֹנְתִּי מִצְּעִיר בָּנַיִךְ וּמֵאַחֲרוֹן הַמְּשׁוֹרְרִים.

Akh be-vo'i ha-yom la-shir lakh ve-lakh likshor ketarim katonti mi-ze'ir bana'ikh u-me-aharon ha-meshorerim.

But as I come to sing to you today, and to tell your praise. I am the smallest of the youngest of your children and of the last poet.

כִּי שְׁמֵךְ צּוֹרֵב אֶת הַשְׂפָתַיִם כִּנְשִׁיקַת שָׂרָף אִם אֶשְׁכָּחֵךְ יְרוּשָׁלַיִם אֲשֶׁר כֻּלָּהּ זָהָב. יְרוּשָׁלַיִם שֶׁל זָהָב...

Ki shemekh zorev et ha-sefatayim ke-neshikat saraf im eshkakhekh Yerushalayim asher kullah zahav. Yerushalayim shel zahav...

For your name scorches the lips like the kiss of a seraph. If I forget thee, Jerusalem, which is all gold... Jerusalem of gold...

חָזַרְנוּ אֶל בּוֹרוֹת הַמַּיִם לַשׁוּק וְלַכִּכָּר שׁוֹפָר קוֹרֵא בְּהַר הַהַּיִת בָּעִיר הָעַתִּיקָה.

Hazarnu el borot ha-mayim la-shuk ve-la-kikkar shofar kore be-har ha-bayit ba-ir ha-attikah.

We have returned to the cisterns, to the market and to the market-place.
A shofar calls out on the Temple Mount in the Old City.

וּבַמְּעָרוֹת אֲשֶׁר בַּסֶּלַע אַלְפֵי שְׁמָשׁוֹת זוֹרְחוֹא וְשׁוּב נֵרֵד אֶל יַם הַמֶּלַח בְּדֶרֶךְ יְרִיחוֹ. יְרוּשָׁלַיִם שֶׁל זָהָב...

U-va-me'arot asher ba-selah alfey shemashot zorhot nashuv nered el Yam ha-Melah be-derekh Yeriho. Yerushalayim shel zahav...

And in the caves in the mountain, thousands of suns shine - We will once again descend to the Dead Sea by way of Jericho! Jerusalem of gold...

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