Tag: kabbalat shabbat

Shalom Aleichem No. 1

Composition and audio © Alexander Massey 22 April 2013 Shalom Aleichem is a traditional Shabbat text that first appeared in the late 16th century as a song welcoming the angels. Shabbat celebrates the seventh day, the day when we rest,

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L’chah Dodi

Music and recording © Alexander Massey 22 January 2013 The poem L’chah Dodi grows out of the kabbalistic tradition of 16th century Safed. It was popularised by Isaac Luria (the ‘Ari’, 1534-1572), whose ideas were recorded and disseminated by others

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Yedid Nefesh

Composition and audio © Alexander Massey 2011 The poem of Yedid Nefesh is usually attributed to the 16th century kabbalist Rabbi Elazar Ben Azikri, although he never claimed authorship. The text is often sung at Kabbalat Shabbat, the service bringing

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