On Friday nights we invite the angels to briefly come and join us at our Shabbat table, to offer us their blessings, and then to continue on in their Shabbat rounds.

We sing Shalom Aleikhem at the beginning of the Shabbat meal. 

שָׁלוֹם‭ ‬עֲלֵיכֶם‭ ‬מַלְאֲכֵי‭ ‬הַשָּׁרֵת‭ ‬מַלְאֲכֵי‭ ‬עֶלְיוֹן
‭ ‬מִמֶּֽלֶךְ‭ ‬מַלְכֵי‭ ‬הַמְּלָכִים‭ ‬הַקָּדוֹשׁ‭ ‬בָּרוּךְ‭ ‬הוּא

בּוֹאֲכֶם‭ ‬לְשָׁלוֹם‭ ‬מַלְאֲכֵי‭ ‬הַשָּׁלוֹם‭ ‬מַלְאֲכֵי‭ ‬עֶלְיוֹן
‭ ‬מִמֶּֽלֶךְ‭ ‬מַלְכֵי‭ ‬הַמְּלָכִים‭ ‬הַקָּדוֹשׁ‭ ‬בָּרוּךְ‭ ‬הוּא

בָּרְכֽוּנִי‭ ‬לְשָׁלוֹם‭ ‬מַלְאֲכֵי‭ ‬הַשָּׁלוֹם‭ ‬מַלְאֲכֵי‭ ‬עֶלְיוֹן
‭ ‬מִמֶּֽלֶךְ‭ ‬מַלְכֵי‭ ‬הַמְּלָכִים‭ ‬הַקָּדוֹשׁ‭ ‬בָּרוּךְ‭ ‬הוּא

צֵאתְכֶם‭ ‬לְשָׁלוֹם‭ ‬מַלְאֲכֵי‭ ‬הַשָּׁלוֹם‭ ‬מַלְאֲכֵי‭ ‬עֶלְיוֹן
‭ ‬מִמֶּֽלֶךְ‭ ‬מַלְכֵי‭ ‬הַמְּלָכִים‭ ‬הַקָּדוֹשׁ‭ ‬בָּרוּךְ‭ ‬הוּא‭ ‬

Shalom aleikhem malakhei hasharet malakhei elyon
mimelekh mal’khei ham’lakhim hakadosh barukh hu.

Bo-akhem leshalom malakhei hashalom malakhei elyon
mimelekh mal’khei ham’lakhim hakadosh barukh hu.

Barkhuni leshalom malakhei hashalom malakhei elyon
mimelekh mal’khei ham’lakhim hakadosh barukh hu.

Tzetkhem leshalom malakhei hashalom malakhei elyon
mimelekh mal’khei ham’lakhim hakadosh barukh hu.

We wish you peace, angels of the the Sovereign of sovereigns,
the Holy Blessed One.
Come to us in peace, angels of peace...
Bless us with peace, angels of peace...
Take your leave from us in peace, angels of peace...


Type of Custom: Psalms, Poetry & Songs, Candlelighting

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Source: A Guide to Shabbat at Home