|Kabbalat Shabbat - Kabbalat HaTorah -Keeping the World Going|
|Written by Rabbi Moshe Stepansky|
Rabbi Moshe Stepansky, Master Rebbi and Ba'al Tefillah, shares his powerful insights into "Welcoming The Shabbat": This past shabbat, I was privileged to be hosted in a lovely community in Connecticut due to the great efforts in uncountable ways of my good friend Moshe Tuvya ElAd. While collecting my thoughts in preparation of Shabbat, I was blessed with the following inspiration that I shared with the community before we began the T;fillah of Kabbalat Shabbat.
Yom HaShishi - the words that stir up memories of Friday night's Leil Shabbat Kiddush.
But ChaZ"L tell us a purportedly ominous message - HaShishi =THE Sixth Day ==>>G-d conditioned the continued existence of the world as we know it, upon Ahm Yisrael's acceptance of the Torah on The Sixth Day of Sivan. Had Ahm Yisrael not accepted the Torah, there would be NO continued existence of the world.
Therefore, every Friday evening, as we usher in the Shabbat, as we stand unified with each other, VaYee'khan-encamped as One Person with One Heart, we are reenacting and reinforcing the awesome undertaking and experience of the Sinai Revelation.
We, as the continuing link from previous generations to future generations, until Moshiakh is coming, each Friday night and Shabbat with G-d's grace, we are perpetuating the world's existence.