Shalom Aleichem was written in the seventeenth century and illustrates the Talmudic legend regarding angels who come at the onset of the Sabbath to observe a whether a person’s home is well-prepared or in disarray. The angels declare, “May it be God’s will that next Sabbath be like this”. The legend communicates that each time one carries out a commandment, it strengthens his ability to carry it out in the future. Shalom Aleichem has become a nearly universal and iconic component of the Friday night ritual. Learn to sing the traditional Hebrew melody with lyrics in Hebrew, transliteration, and English.
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Messianic Judaism in Israel’s War for Independence
This book tells the story of one woman on a heroic mission in the Holy Land during the dangerous days of Israel’s War for Independence. Pauline Rose, a mother of the Messianic Jewish movement in Israel, tells the dramatic story of how she came to the holy city to ignite the Sabbath light of Messiah.
When we view the world with eyes that look forward to the beauty and bounty of the world under the rule of King Messiah when he returns, our hearts should be filled with hope. Our Master teaches that we should rejoice in the hope of his coming.