A Woman's Voice

Nevarech, pages 52-53 see also 16-17, 18-19, 26-27, 28-29, 36-39


Friday Night Kiddush, pages 52-53

Picture: Planet Earth (NASA).



Evening became morning:

The sixth day.

And the heavens and the Earth and all that filled them were complete.

And on the seventh day G-d completed the labor He had performed, and He refrained on the seventh day from all the labor He had performed. And G-d blessed the seventh day, and He sanctified it, for He then refrained from all His labor -- from the act of creation that G-d had performed.

Permit me, distinguished ones, rabbis and colleagues:

Blessed are You, L-rd our G-d, King of the Universe, Creator of the fruit of the vine.

Blessed are You, L-rd our G-d, King of the Universe, Who sanctified us with His commandments and hoped for us, and with love and intent invested us with His sacred Sabbath, as a memorial to the deed of Creation -- a day preceding even those sacred occasions commemorating the departure from Egypt. For You chose us, and sanctified us, out of all nations, and with love and intent You invested us with Your holy Sabbath. Blessed are You, L-rd, Sanctifier of the Sabbath.



Sample Pages
16-17, 18-19, 26-27, 28-29, 36-39, 52-53, About sample pages