Yom Zeh L’Yisra’el

Your gift to those who strive with You

by Rabbi Yitzchak Luria



This version works best when sung to a Flamenco tune and the English version is done simultaneously with the Hebrew.



Your gift

to those who strive with You

is joy and light

Shabbat Menucha



Certain of Your holy ways

You revealed to us at Sinai

Shabbat and other holy days

we are to keep as You commanded

You send your healing rays

accept our human ways

Shabbat Menuchah



Charm is Shabbat for the heart

for the poor and broken people

if all week we were depressed

additional souls are ours on Shabbat

to help our anxious moods

breathe a relaxing sigh

Shabbat Menuchah



Consecrated bride You blessed

all other days gave her their blessing

in the sixth and final phase

You finished global creation

There found the sorrowing

calm and security

Shabbat Menuchah




Let go of every form of toil

You in Your kindness have commanded

regal auras shine from us

when we keep Shabbat as is wanted

I offer holy gifts

a fragrant sacrifice

Shabbat Menuchah



What songs of love could I perform

with rhythm and harmony and music

to please your presence holy God?

My soul delights in her surrender

Do keep that promise God

to your beloved folk

Shabbat Menuchah



Receive my worship blessed God

as if it was my life I offered

This restful, blissful Shabbat day

with ample joy and sweet elation

we feel secure and loved

in Your protection God

Shabbat Menuchah



Your salvation do we trust

Yah God most powerful and mighty

David’s heirs - do send them soon

to those who must transcend convention

Let Freedom be proclaimed

and with it space that’s safe

Shabbat Menuchah



Awesome God who is most High

do look for us and give an answer

Redeem this troubled planet soon

Be kind and manifest Your caring

Revive our trust in You

with light and blissfulness

Shabbat Menuchah



Cherish and Renew Your house

enough the years it was in shambles

With Your compassion Gentle God

console  the grieving ones in sorrow

who puts her grief aside

to sing You Shabbat songs

Shabbat Menuchah



Zealous to treasure this holy day

keep us well in your remembrance

Protect and guard us wondrous God

this day and every other day

Beloved do respond

and grant deliverance

Shabbat Menuchah



Could celebration’s welcome song

be heard by Israel and her neighbors

when that vast vision is fulfilled

and all the world is safe from terror

Our light has dawned this day

and shines in every way

Shabbat Menuchah