Friday, January 18, 2008

Shabbat Shalom! 1/18/08

It's Shabbat Shira. This weeks reading is the parsha of Beshalach. A song of faith was sung by the Sea of Reeds:

The Enemy's Intentions and his Fate

"The enemy declared: 'I will pursue, I will overtake, I will divide plunder; I will satisfy my lust with them; I will unsheathe my sword, my hand will utterly destroy them.'

You blew with Your Breath - the sea covered them; the mighty ones sank like lead in the waters.

Who is like You among the heavenly powers, HASHEM! Who is like You, mighty in holiness, too awesome for praise, doing wonders!

You stretched out Your Hand - the earth swallowed them.

You guided in Your kindness this People that You redeemed; You led them with Your might to Your holy abode.

Nations heard - they were agitated; convulsive terror gripped the inhabitants of Philistia.

Then the chieftains of Edom were confounded, the mighty ones of Moav were seized by trembling; all the inhabitants of Canaan melted like wax.

May fear and terror befall them, at the greatness of Your Arm may they be silent as a stone; until Your People passes, O G-d; until this nation passes, which You have acquired.

You shall bring them and implant them on the mountain of Your heritage, the foundation of Your dwelling-place, which You, Hashem, have made; the Sanctuary, my L-rd, that You have established.

Hashem shall reign for all Eternity!

Hashem shall reign for all Eternity!"

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