The Shabbat Medley that Captures the Beauty of the Holy Day

by Leah Rosenberg

Shabbat is a joyous time. People who have never kept the Shabbat and observed its commandments might not know about all the singing.

Singing on Shabbat

Shabbat, or Shabbos/Sabbath is a beautiful and spiritual time of the week. The Jewish people reconnect with themselves, their loved ones, and G-d. It is an extremely meaningful time if kept properly. There are specific laws regarding keeping Shabbos. They are laws that G-d commanded us, and there is so much beauty in G-d’s commandments.

Shabbos is filled with song. This video goes through some of the many songs that are sung throughout the Sabbath. There are so many opportunities to sing throughout the prayer services and throughout the day. During the various meals, families and friends sing Zemirot together, which are specific songs to sing during the three different meals throughout the twenty-five hour period of Shabbat. After every meal, when the Grace After Meals, or Birkat Hamazon, is said, there is also singing. It is truly a beautiful thing.

Have you ever seen someone who always walks around singing? What do people usually say about them? When people are singing so much, it generally means they are happy. And on Shabbos, there is so much to be happy about and thankful for. The day even ends with an opportunity for song! It is called Havdalah, and many people use a tune when they recite this to bring out Shabbos.

Shabbat is truly a unique and special day given to the Jewish people.

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