SHABBAT ACROSS AMERICA, MARCH 2, 2012

The Congregation first gathering for Shabbat Dinner. Then at the beginning of the Kabbalat Shabbat Service, Steven Puzio, Rabbi Stern and Karen Threats sang B'shem Hashem and Shalom Aleichem in various melodies (a melody popularized by the group Regesh, traditional melody, a melody composed by Paul Zim). Additionally, Karen sang, as a soloist, a new version composed by Debbie Friedman. Jaimie Blackman, playing the guitar and Gregory Banaska, from our Hebrew School, playing the flute, accompanied the singing.

B'SHEM HASHEM

B'sheim Hashem elohei yisrael,
mimini Michael umismoli Gavriel,
Umilfanai Uriel umeachoai refael,
v'al roshi shechinat el

Translation:

In the name of God, +the God of Israel: On the Right side is Michael, and on my left side is Gabriel, in front of my Uriel and behind me Refael, and above my head is the presence of God.

THE MELODY (just click):
SHALOM ALEICHEM

Shalom Aleichem mal'achei hasharet mal'achai elyon,
mimelech mal'chei ham'lachim hakadosh baruch hu.

Bo'achem l'shalom mal'achei hashalom mal'achai elyon,
mimelech mal'chei ham'lachim hakadosh baruch hu.

Barchuni l'shalom mal'achei hashalom mal'achai elyon
mimelech mal'chei ham'lachim hakadosh baruch hu.

Tzeitchem l'shalom mal'achei hashalom, mal'achai elyon,
mimelech mal'chei ham'lachim hakadosh baruch hu.

Translation:

Peace unto you, ministering angels, messengers of the Most High, of the supreme King of kings, the Holy One, blessed be He.
May your coming be in peace angels of peace, messengers of the Most High, of the supreme King of kings, the Holy one, blessed be He.
Bless me with peace, angels of peace, messengers of the Most High, of the supreme King of kings, the Holy one, blessed be He.
May your departure be in peace, angels of peace, messengers of the Most High, of the supreme King of kings, the Holy one, blessed be He

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EXAMPLES OF THE DIFFERENT MELODIES FOR SHALOM ALEICHEM (just click below)
1) The melody popularized by Regesh
2)The traditional version
3) Sample of the version written by Paul Zim
3) Debbie Friedman's version

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