Shabbat Prayers

Shabbat Prayers

Shabbat Blessings for Friday Night

Lighting the candles, saying Kiddush and other Shabbat dinner rituals.

Pray

Siddur Contents: Shabbat & Holiday Liturgy

A guide to the prayerbook and the standard service.

Shabbat

Highlights of the Shabbat Morning Synagogue Service

The major parts of the Saturday morning service.

Shabbat Liturgy

A guide to Shabbat services and what makes them unique.

Hadlakat Nerot: The Spark of Transition

A little fire and a little magic makes the lighting of Shabbat candles a moment to slow down and see things differently.

Complete text of Ein Kamocha

Hebrew, English translation, and transliteration for the prayer recited as the Torah is removed from the ark.

Complete Text of Ashrei

The Talmud teaches that one who recites Ashrei three times daily is guaranteed a place in the World to Come.

Jewish Holiday & Shabbat Prayers

Each and every holiday in the Jewish calendar comes with its own unique set of insertions into the prayers intended to celebrate the special character of that festival.

Yigdal Orders the World

A prayer that seems to be about certainty turns out to actually be all about doubt and the limits of our own knowledge.

Love Lessons from Lecha Dodi

The mystical poem sung during Kabbalat Shabbat services is a model for our relationship with God -- and with each other.

V’shamru: Guarding the Divine Convenant

This Shabbat prayer is a reminder that the Sabbath is a sign of the enduring covenant between God and the Jewish people.

Complete Text of Yigdal

The famous thirteen articles of Jewish faith, sung in many congregations at the close of Shabbat services, in Hebrew, transliteration, and English translation.

Watch Kabbalat Shabbat Services Live

Stream a Friday night Shabbat service right here starting at 5:45 PM Eastern tonight.