The very first day. in the 1st verses of Bereshit Genesis, God produces light and “there was night and morning” (Genesis 1:5) The rabbis reasoned that when the Torah, the item of divine revelation, said that the day that is first with night, that has to have been God’s intention, for “days” to begin with at sunset. When the sky is streaked using the diminishing Friday sunshine, in Jewish domiciles all over the world, candles are illuminated, blessings are stated and Shabbat is welcomed. Plus in synagogues, the Friday Ma’ariv service starts with a number of hymns, Psalms, and blessings collectively referred to as Kabbalat Shabbat/ Welcoming the Sabbath.
A Kaddish said after learning in a group, in honor of our teachers in orthodox congregations, Kabbalat Shabbat consists of Psalms 95 through 99, Psalm 29, the hymn Lecha Dodi, Come my beloved, Psalms 92 and 93, a lengthy reading from the Talmud passages governing the Sabbath, placed here to separate Kabbalat Shabbat from Ma’ariv, and both the Mourner’s Kaddish and Kaddish de-Rabanan. Читати далі…