The Songs of Shabbat Part 2

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The Joy of Shabbat

The Songs of Shabbat Part 2

Published: March 13, 2018
Originally recorded: May 23, 2017

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Lesson Highlights

  • Atkinu connects us with the energy of certainty
  • Singing the songs of Shabbat with joy to dissolves negativity
  • The Shechinah doesn’t reside where there is lack, sadness, judgment, fear, anger
  • In any unification there is Light to be revealed (eating, intercourse, weddings) and have to be protected from negativity
  • The purpose of the spiritual work is to elevate our consciousness
  • Lighting the candles of Shabbat to connect to higher levels of our Soul
  • The Menorah represents wisdom
  • During the third meal we should ask the Light to govern our lives
  • The table represents sustenance
  • Everyone has a different way to experience and invest on Shabbat because we are all unique
  • There is no one way or rule for everybody to keep Shabbat
  • The essence of Shabbat is unity and love
  • Begging the Light to open our hearts
  • When the Arc is open the Gates of Mercy are open
  • Shifting our trust in the physical reality because it is only temporary and illusionary
  • The Light is the only one who provides true and lasting blessings

Lesson Description

The purpose of the meals of Shabbat is to draw happiness, trust, and completion, so we can connect with that energy during the entire week.  In this lesson, Yosef Yeshurun explores the songs Atkinu, Kol Mekadesh, and Berich Shemei.

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Each Friday evening we welcome Shabbat into our lives. It is often referred to as the “Shabbat Queen” or the “Bride of Shabbat.” This time represents a marriage between the Light and our vessels. In this course, learn about the many spiritual connections and powerful prayers of Shabbat, and elevate your weekly Shabbat experience.

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