|Preparing for Shabbat - The Perpetual Motion Machine|
|Written by Rabbi Moshe Stepansky|
Rabbi Moshe Stepansky, Master Rebbi and Ba'al Tefillah, shares his powerful insights into "Welcoming The Shabbat":
Everybody knows that Shabbat sets the tone for the week that follows. The spiritual energies that we are fortunate enough, through G-d's infinite kindness, to accrue during Shabbat will stand us in good stead and hopefully tinge our entire week with sprigs of Holiness.
The Aleksandr Rebbe, the Heilige Yismakh Yisrael, adds an entire additional layer to this thought. He says, if you will, that the preparation of the Six Days of Productivity (the weekdays) that fold into Shabbat provide additional energies for Shabbat.
That means that Shabbat informs the following week with spiritual energies and the week's productivity informs the following Shabbat with additional energies, which , in turn inspires the following week, in a neverending cycle of ascending from one level to the next.
Higher and higher, higher and higher, Higher and higher, get me higher.....