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Kabbalat Shabbat

Kabbalat Shabbat is the ritual of reciting psalms and songs that takes place near sundown on

Friday and symbolizes the preparedness for the approaching Shabbat. The traditional

kabbalat Shabbat prayers include the recital of psalms and the singing of piyyutim (liturgical

poems) such as 'Yedid Nefesh' and 'Lecha Dodi', composed in the sixteenth century by

kabbalist rabbis in Safed who used to dress in special clothes in honor of Shabbat. Many

communities also read Megillat Shir Ha-Shirim (The Song of Songs). In Israel, kabbalat

Shabbat services are also conducted in community and family forums, both religious and

non-religious, in order to mark the transition to the weekly day of rest. In these kabbalot

Shabbat it is customary to sit and eat together, to play music and sing together, to light

Shabbat candles, and to pray together in a combination of old and new words and melodies.

For the kabbalat Shabbat prayer-book of the Nigun Ha-Lev community:



For the kabbalat Shabbat prayer-book of 'Israeli Beit Tefilla':




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