讗砖转 讞讬诇, Woman of Valor, King Soloman’s praise of women as the personification of wisdom, is an integral part of the Friday evening service

https://youtu.be/SoCf0bF3euE

  • 聽Preparation for celebrating the Jewish Sabbath begins with cleaning the house.
  • The Biblical injunction to celebrate the Sabbath comes from the following paragraph in Genesis 2-1-4:
  • “The heaven and the earth were finished, and all their array. And on the seventh day God finished the work which He had been doing, and He ceased on the seventh day from all the work which He had done. And God blessed the seventh day and declared it holy, because on it God ceased from all the work of creation which He had done. Such is the story of heaven and earth as they were created.”
  • From the Jewish Publication Society’s landmark translation in the 1950s on which my mother participated.
  • The Sabbath begins on Friday night at sundown, when candles are lit.
  • Candle lighting time聽for Lisbon, Portugal is shown in the following: link:聽http://www.chabad.org/calendar/candleLighting_cdo/c/297/jewish/Candle-Lighting.htm
  • This is candle lighting time for Williamsport PA, US:聽http://www.chabad.org/calendar/candleLighting_cdo/z/16801/jewish/Candle-Lighting.htm
  • Following the lighting of the candles:
  • A prayer is made over wine and you drink the wine
  • A blessing is made over bread and you eat the bread
  • You sit down at the dinner table and prepare to greet the Sabbath.
  • By tradition, the Sabbath is greeted as if she were a bride coming to the altar to say her wedding vows.
  • Before eating, the man of the house seated recites to his woman Solomon’s praise of women from Proverbs Chapter 31, v. 10-31.

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  • According the The New Oxford Annotated Bible: “Woman Wisdom is not just the embodiment of any young woman a man would seek as a wife , but she is also described in cosmic terms as having been present with God during聽creation.”
  • The most beautiful translation of the Bible [albeit, flawed with inaccuracies] is the King James version herein on聽Eisheth 岣yil:
  • 10聽Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.11聽The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil.12聽She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life.13聽She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands.14聽She is like the merchants’ ships; she bringeth her food from afar.15聽She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens.16聽She considereth a field, and buyeth it: with the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard.17聽She girdeth her loins with strength, and strengtheneth her arms.18聽She perceiveth that her merchandise is good: her candle goeth not out by night.19聽She layeth her hands to the spindle, and her hands hold the distaff.20聽She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy.21聽She is not afraid of the snow for her household: for all her household are clothed with scarlet.22聽She maketh herself coverings of tapestry; her clothing is silk and purple.23聽Her husband is known in the gates, when he sitteth among the elders of the land.24聽She maketh fine linen, and selleth it; and delivereth girdles unto the merchant.

    25聽Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come.

    26聽She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness.

    27聽She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness.

    28聽Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her.

    29聽Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all.

    30聽Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised.

    31聽Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates.

  • Here is the Hebrew with vowels:

讗值纸砖侄讈转 讞址纸讬执诇 诪执讬 讬执诪职爪指讗, 讜职专指讞止拽 诪执驻职旨谞执讬谞执讬诐 诪执讻职专指讛旨.

  • 讘指旨纸讟址讞 讘指旨讛旨 诇值讘 讘址旨注职诇指讛旨, 讜职砖指讈诇指诇 诇止讗 讬侄讞职住指专.

    讙职旨诪指诇址纸转职讛讜旨 讟讜止讘 讜职诇止讗 专指注, 讻止旨诇 讬职诪值讬 讞址讬侄旨纸讬讛指.

    讚指旨专职砖指讈讛 爪侄纸诪侄专 讜旨驻执砖职讈转执旨讬诐, 讜址转址旨纸注址砖讉 讘职旨讞值纸驻侄抓 讻址旨驻侄旨纸讬讛指.

    讛指讬职转指讛 讻指旨讗殖谞执讬旨讜止转 住讜止讞值专, 诪执诪侄旨专职讞指拽 转指旨讘执讬讗 诇址讞职诪指讛旨.

    讜址转指旨纸拽指诐 讘职旨注讜止讚 诇址纸讬职诇指讛, 讜址转执旨转值旨谉 讟侄纸专侄祝 诇职讘值讬转指讛旨, 讜职讞止拽 诇职谞址注植专止转侄纸讬讛指.

    讝指诪职诪指讛 砖指讉讚侄讛 讜址转执旨拽指旨讞值纸讛讜旨, 诪执驻职旨专执讬 讻址驻侄旨纸讬讛指 谞指纸讟职注指讛 讻指旨纸专侄诐.

    讞指讙职专指讛 讘职注止讝 诪指转职谞侄纸讬讛指, 讜址转职旨讗址诪值旨抓 讝职专讜止注止转侄纸讬讛指.

    讟指注植诪指讛 讻执旨讬 讟讜止讘 住址讞职专指讛旨, 诇止讗 讬执讻职讘侄旨讛 讘址诇址旨纸讬职诇指讛 谞值专指讛旨.

    讬指讚侄纸讬讛指 砖执讈诇职旨讞指讛 讘址讻执旨讬砖讈讜止专, 讜职讻址驻侄旨纸讬讛指 转指旨纸诪职讻讜旨 驻指纸诇侄讱职.

    讻址旨驻指旨讛旨 驻指旨专职砖指讉讛 诇侄注指谞执讬, 讜职讬指讚侄纸讬讛指 砖执讈诇职旨讞指讛 诇指讗侄讘职讬讜止谉.

    诇止讗 转执讬专指讗 诇职讘值讬转指讛旨 诪执砖指旨纸讈诇侄讙, 讻执旨讬 讻指诇 讘值旨讬转指讛旨 诇指讘只砖讈 砖指讈谞执讬诐.

    诪址专职讘址讚执旨讬诐 注指纸砖职讉转指讛 诇指旨讛旨, 砖值讈砖讈 讜职讗址专职讙指旨诪指谉 诇职讘讜旨砖指讈讛旨.

    谞讜止讚指注 讘址旨砖职旨讈注指专执讬诐 讘址旨注职诇指讛旨, 讘职旨砖执讈讘职转旨讜止 注执诐 讝执拽职谞值讬 讗指纸专侄抓.

    住指讚执讬谉 注指砖职讉转指讛 讜址转执旨诪职讻止旨专, 讜址讞植讙讜止专 谞指转职谞指讛 诇址讻职旨谞址注植谞执讬.

    注止讝 讜职讛指讚指专 诇职讘讜旨砖指讈讛旨, 讜址转执旨砖职讉讞址拽 诇职讬讜止诐 讗址讞植专讜止谉.

    驻执旨纸讬讛指 驻指旨转职讞指讛 讘职讞指讻职诪指讛, 讜职转纸讜止专址转 讞侄纸住侄讚 注址诇 诇职砖讈讜止谞指讛旨.

    爪讜止驻执讬指旨讛 讛植诇执讬讻讜止转 讘值旨讬转指讛旨, 讜职诇侄纸讞侄诐 注址爪职诇讜旨转 诇止讗 转止讗讻值诇.

    拽指纸诪讜旨 讘指谞侄纸讬讛指 讜址讬职讗址砖职旨讈专纸讜旨讛指, 讘址旨注职诇指讛旨 讜址讬职讛址诇职诇指讛旨.

    专址讘旨讜止转 讘指旨谞讜止转 注指纸砖讉讜旨 讞指纸讬执诇, 讜职讗址转职旨 注指诇执讬转 注址诇 讻只旨诇指旨纸谞指讛.

    砖侄纸讈拽侄专 讛址讞值谉 讜职讛侄纸讘侄诇 讛址讬止旨纸驻执讬, 讗执砖指旨讈讛 讬执专职讗址转 讬职讬指 讛执讬讗 转执转职讛址诇指旨诇.

    转职旨谞讜旨 诇指讛旨 诪执驻职旨专执讬 讬指讚侄纸讬讛指, 讜执讬讛址诇职诇纸讜旨讛指 讘址砖职旨讈注指专执讬诐

    诪址注植砖侄纸讉讬讛指.

For Spanish, see above video.

Hebrew

N.B.: Following the recitation of聽Eisheth 岣yil, one eats, sings, and celebrates the Sabbath with joy.

–Joel

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