Shabbat Chol Hamo'ed Pesach


So by now your know what to call a silly frog (a "dum tsfardeya") and you've worked out why this 'Knight' is different to all other knights (ba boom chhhh), but have you eaten enough matza to give you charosis of the liver? If so, a great remedy is to come to shul this weekend and join us for a musical reading of Shir Hashirim, the Song of Songs,traditionally heard on Shabbat of Pesach.

Regular Fri night services are on at 6.30pm, and on Shabbat we are starting the Tefillah at 9.15am (no shiur) to allow time for the special poetic reading. Shir Hashirim is a love poem set in Jerusalem, and the authorship is attributed to King Solomon. It is filled with incredible love, romance and fabulous analogies such as 

"Your hair is like a flock of goats
Streaming down Mount Gilead.
Your teeth are like a flock of ewes
Climbing up from the washing pool;"

And you won't believe what King Solomon likens to a pair of gazelles.....

Ittay Flescher and Carm Rose will do an interpretive translation following the reading.

Services will be held both days at 9.30am. Yizkor is said on Day 8 (Tuesday) at roughly 11.30am. We wish you a wonderful end to your Yom Tov and a great Exodus from whatever it is that has you enslaved.

Shabbat Shalom


Posted on March 29, 2013 .