Friday, September 18, 2015

A Beautiful Rendition of Shalom Aleichem for the Shabbat Between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur


This Shabbat, falling between the High Holy Days of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, is known as Shabbat Shuvah because Shuvah (return) is the first word of the Haftarah read in synagogue on this day. It is also known as Shabbat T'shuvah (repentance) because of proximity to Yom Kippur.

Traditionally on this Shabbat, rabbis deliver sermons to their congregation to awaken the congregation to recall their conduct of the past year, and begin to repent for the coming of Yom Kippur (The Day of Atonement). 

We usher in the Shabbat tonight like any other Shabbat, with the singing of Shalom Aleichem. We found a particularly beautiful rendition of Shalom Aleichem by Vered Forbes in a duo called Yehudim Tovim (Good Jews.) The video looks like it was made in and around Jerusalem. We hope you enjoy it.

Shabbat shalom.

(A SPECIAL NOTE FOR NEW EMAIL SUBSCRIBERS:  THE VIDEO MAY NOT BE VIEWABLE DIRECTLY FROM THE EMAIL THAT YOU GET EACH DAY ON SOME COMPUTERS AND TABLETS.  YOU MUST CLICK ON THE TITLE AT THE TOP OF THE EMAIL TO REACH THE JEWISH HUMOR CENTRAL WEBSITE, FROM WHICH YOU CLICK ON THE PLAY BUTTON IN THE VIDEO IMAGE TO START THE VIDEO.)