SABBATH EVE HOME SERVICE
 
 
 

Meditation


Hin-ni  moo-kan  oo-m-zoo-man  le-ka-bed  et-ha-sha-bat
Lord, I prepare to honour the Sabbath,


be-ne-eman-oot  el-ey-ka  ve-el-ha-do-rot  she-kad-moo  li.
keeping faith with You and the generations that have gone before.


Hin-ni  mash-lik  mi-li-bi  kol-sin-ah
I cast away any hatred


ve-kol-me-ri-root  shen-ish-tay-roo  me-hash-a-vooa  she-avar
or bitterness that lingers from the week that is past,


le-ma-an  ti-hy-eh  roo-ki  she-le-vah  ve-ek-ra  be-shim-ka  be-emet.
so that my spirit may be at rest, and I can truly speak Your name.


Le-or-ne-rot-ha-sha-bat  ro-eh  ani  et-ham-soo-bim  be-vey-ti  ke-aoo-ka  oti  li-rot-am,
I see those about me in the light of the Sabbath candles as You want me to see them,


oo-mo-deh  ani  le-fan-eyka  al-mish-pa-kah  vi-di-doot,  al-ne-eman-oot  ve-aha-vah.
and thank You for family and friendship, loyalty and love.


Be-kad-shy  al-hay-ay-in  ab-iy-a  la-sha-lom  ha-sho-fe-a  mi-kdoo-shah  ve-la-si-mkah  ha-no-va-at,
I make kiddush, and receive the gift of happiness, the peace that comes from holiness,


mi-ne-dvat-ha-lev.
the joy that comes from giving.


Be-ak-li  et-pi-ti  ak-ir  be-ko-va-ti  la-aker-im,
As I eat the bread, I remember all I owe to others,


va-atza-peh  le-yom  she-koo-lo  sha-bat  ve-si-m-kah  ve-sha-lom  la-kol.
and look forward to that great Sabbath when all shall find their joy and peace.
 
 

After lighting the candles (two or more)


Ba-rook  at-ah  Ad-on-ai  el-oh-hay-noo  mel-ek  ha-olam,
Blessed are You, Lord our God, king of the universe,


ash-er  kid-sha-noo  be-mitz-vo-tayv,
who makes us holy through doing His commands,


vitzi-va-noo  le-had-lik  ner  shel sha-bat.
and commands us to light the Sabbath candles.
 
 


El  sha-day  or-ha-olam,
God of might, light of the world,


bar-ken-oo  bi-ve-ra-kah  shel-emah  mi-le-fan-ey-ka.
bless us with a perfect blessing in Your presence.


Retz-eh-na  van-oo  ve-ha-er  et-ey-ney-noo  be-or-eka  oo-va-ami-teka,
Enlighten our eyes with Your light and Your truth,


ke-mo  sheh-idl-af-noo  le-fe-ney-ka  et-ne-rot  ha-sha-bat,
just as we light the Sabbath candles before You,


ve-hash-ken  bin-ot-ey-noo  roo-ka  em-oo-nim  ve-aha-vah.
and so make a spirit of trust and love dwell in our homes.


Had-ri-ken-oo  ve-or  pa-ney-ka  oo-v-oreka  nir-eh  or.
Guide us with the light of Your presence, for in Your light we see light.


Shel-ak-na  et-bir-kat-eka  le-kol-bayit  be-yis-ra-el  oo-ka-olam,
Send Your blessing to every home of Israel and to the whole world,


koo-lo  ve-ten  sha-lom  ve-sim-kat  olam  al  ro-sham  a-men.
and set peace and eternal blessing upon them. Amen.
 

                                  Blessing the children
 
For Boys  For Girls
Ye-si-meka  Elo-him  ke-ef-ra-im  Ye-si-mek  Elo-him  ke-sar-ah
May God make you like Ephraim  May God make you like Sarah,
ve-ki-mena-sheh.  riv-kah  ra-kel  ve-le-ah.
and Manasseh Rebecca, Rachel and Leah.
 

Ye-va-rek-ka  Ad-on-ai  ve-yi-she-m-reka.
May the Lord bless you and keep you.


Ya-er  Ad-on-ai  pa-nayv  el-ey-ka  vi-koo-ne-ka.
May the face of the Lord enlighten you and be gracious to you.


Yi-sa  Ad-on-ai  pa-nayv  el-eka  ve-ya-sem  le-ka  sha-lom.
May the Lord turn His face towards you and give you peace.
 
 


Sha-lom  al-ey-kem,
Peace and welcome to you,


mal--ak-ey  ha-sha-ret,
servants of the Lord,


mal--ak-ey  el-ey-on,
messengers of the Most High,


mel-ek  mal-key  ham-lak-im,
of the King above the kings of kings,


ha-ka-dosh  ba-rook  hoo.
the Holy One, blessed be He.
 
 


Bo-akem  le-sha-lom  mal--ak-ey  ha-sha-lom,
Enter in peace, you servants of peace,


mal-ak-ey  el-ion,
messengers of the Most High,


mel-ek  mal-key  ham-lak-im,
of the King above the kings of kings,


ha-ka-dosh  ba-rook  hoo.
the Holy One, blessed be He.


Ba-re-koo-ni  le-sha-lom  mal-ak-ey  ha-sha-lom,
Bless me with peace, you servants of peace,


ma-lak-ey  el-ey-on,
messengers of the Most High,


mel-ek  mal-key  ham-lak-im,
of the King above the kings of kings,


ha-ka-dosh  ba-rook  hoo.
the Holy One, blessed be He.
 
 


Tze-t-kem  le-sha-lom  mal-akey  ha-sha-lom,
Go forth in peace, you servants of peace,


mal-akey  el-ion,
messengers of the Most High,


mel-ek  mal-key  ham-lak-im,
of the King above the kings of kings,


ha-ka-dosh  ba-rook  hoo.
the Holy One, blessed be He.
 

Eshet Chayil



Esh-et-ka-yil  mi  yim-tza,
A woman of worth, who can find her,


ve-ra-kok  mi-pen-in-im  mik-rah.
for she is more precious than rubies.


Bat-ak  bah  lev ba-lah
Her husband trusts her in his heart


ve-shal-al  lo ye-kes-ar.
and has no loss by it.


Ge-ma-lat-hoo  tov  ve-lo-ra
Every day of her life


kol  yem-ey  kay-ey-ah.
she does him good, not harm.


Ka-pah  par-sah  le-ani,
Her hand is held out open to the poor,


vey-ad-ey-ah  shil-kah  la-ev-yon.
reaching out to those in need.


Oz-ve-ha-dar  le-voo-shah,
She is clothed in strength and dignity,


ve-ti-sek-ak  le-yom  aka-ron.
serene before the time to come.


Pey-ah  pat-ekah  ve-ka-kem-ah
When she speaks, it is with wisdom


vet-or-at-kes-ed  al-le-shon-ah.
and on her tongue is the guidance of love.


Tzo-fi-ah  hal-ik-ot  vey-tah,
She looks after her home with care,


vel-ek-em  atz-loot  lo to-kel.
and does not idle away her time.


Ka-moo  va-ney-ah  vay-asher-oo-ah,
Her children stand up and honour her,


ba-lah  vay--hal-lah.
and her husband sings her praises.


Ra-bot  ban-ot  asoo  kay-il,
Many a woman has done splendid deeds,


ve-at  al-it  al-kool-an-ah.
but you surpass them all.


Shek-er  ha-kan  ve-he-vel  hay-ofi,
Charm deceives and beauty fades,


ish-ah  yir-at-Ad-on-ai  hi  tit-hal-al.
so praise the woman who honours God.


Ten-oo-lah  mi-pri  ya-dey-ah,
Give her honour for the work of her hands,


vi-hal-loo-ah  va-sh-ad-im  ma-as-ey-ah.
and her own good deeds will praise her in public.

From Proverbs 31
 


 
KIDDUSH

THE HOLINESS OF THE SABBATH


Vay-koo-loo  ha-sham-a-yim  ve-ha-aretz  ve-kol-tze-va-am.
Heaven and earth were finished and all their host.


Vay-kal  Elo-him  bay-om  hash-vi-i  me-lak-to  asher  as-ah,
On the seventh day God finished the work that He had done,


vay-ish-bot  bay-om  hash-vi-i  mikol-me-lah-to  asher  as-ah.
and He ceased on the seventh day from all the work that He had done.


Vay-va-rek  Elo-him  et-yom  hash-vi-i  vay-ka-desh  oto,
God blessed the seventh day, and made it holy,


ki  vo  sha-bat  mikol-me-lak-to  asher  bara  Elo-him  la-as-ot.
because on it God ceased from all the work of creation that He had done.

Genesis 2: 1-3
 

Blessing for wine


Ba-rook  at-ah  Ad-on-ai  Elo-hay-noo  mel-ek  ha-olam,
Blessed are You, Lord our God, king of the universe,


bor-ey  pe-riy  ha-ga-fen.
who creates the fruit of the vine.
 
 

Blessing for the day


Ba-rook  at-ah  Ad-on-ai  Elo-hay-noo  mel-ek  ha-olam,
Blessed are You, Lord our God, king of the universe,


asher  kid-sha-noo  be-mitz-vo-tayv  ve-ratz-ah  van-oo.
who makes us holy through doing His commands, and delights in us.


Ve-sha-bat  kad-sho  be-aha-vah  oo-ve-ratz-on  hin-kil-an-oo,
Willingly and with love He gives us His holy Sabbath to inherit,


zik-aron  le-ma-aseh  ve-resh-iyt.
for it recalls the act of creation.


Kiy  hoo  yom  te-kil-ah  le-mik-ra-ey  ko-desh,
This is the first day of holy gatherings,


ze-ker  li-tzi-at  mitz-ray-im.
a reminder of the exodus from Egypt.


Kiy  van-oo  va-kar-ta  ve-ota-noo  ki-dash-ta  mi-kal-ha-am-im,
Because You chose us to be holy among all peoples,


ve-sha-bat  kad-sh-ka  be-aha-vah  oo-ve-ratz-on  hin-kal-ta-noo.
willingly and with love You gave us Your holy Sabbath to inherit.


Ba-rook  at-ah  Ad-on-ai,  me-ka-desh  ha-sha-bat.
Blessed are You Lord, who makes the Sabbath holy.
 
 
 
 

Blessing for bread


Ba-rook  at-ah  Ad-on-ai  Elo-hay-noo  mel-ek  ha-olam,
Blessed are You, Lord our God, king of the universe,


ha-motzi  le-kem  min  ha-aretz.
who brings forth food out of the earth.
 
 
 
 

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