|The Second Meal|
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Jordan Lee Wagner. All rights reserved.
Sit. Hold the wine glass in your right hand.
V'sha-m'ru (Exodus 31:16-17):
[ Za-chor et yom ha-Sha-bat l'ka-d'sho.
Shei-shet ya-mim ta^a-vod, v'a-si-ta kawl m'lach-te-cha.
V'yom ha-sh'vi^i, Sha-bat La-do-nai E-lo-he-cha,
lo ta^a-seh chawl m'la-cha,
a-tah u-vin-cha u-vi-te-cha,
av-d'cha va^a-ma-t'cha, uv-hem-te-cha,
v'gei-r'cha a-sher bish-a-re-cha.
Ki shei-shet ya-mim, a-sa A-do-nai
et ha-sha-ma-yim, v'et ha^a-rets,
et ha-yam, v'et kawl a-sher bam
va-ya-nach ba-yom ha-sh'vi^i. ]
( Some have the custom to add a drop of water to the wine at this point. )
Al kein bei-rach A-do-nai et yom ha-Sha-bat va-y'ka-d'shei-hu.
Ba-ruch a-tah, A-do-nai,
E-lo-hei-nu me-lech ha-o-lam,
bo-rei p'ri ha-ga-fen.
( A-mein. )
Drink the wine.
After ritual handwashing, dry your hands and recite:
Without interruption, proceed to uncover the challah, make a symbolic small cut in one, lift the loaves, and recite:
Eat a piece of the cut loaf, dipped in salt. Now the meal begins.
Traditionally, zemirot (Sabbath Table Songs) are sung during the meal. Some of the most popular for Friday night include: Mah Yedidut. Tzur Mishelo is usually sung last, just before the Grace After Meals.
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