Veshameru B'nai Yisrael

ושמרו בני ישראל את השבת

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Ve'shameru benai Yisrael et ha'shabbat, laasot et ha'shabbat le'dorotam berit olam:

Beini u'vein beni yisrael, ot-hee leolam, ki sheshet yamim asa hashem et ha shamaim ve'et ha'aretz, u'vayom ha'shvi'i shabbat va'yinafash.
וְשָׁמְרוּ בְנֵי יִשְֹרָאֵל אֶת־הַשַּׁבָּת, לַעֲשׂוֹת אֶת־הַשַּׁבָּת לְדֹרֹתָם בְּרִית עוֹלָם. בֵּינִי וּבֵין בְּנֵי יִשְֹרָאֵל אוֹת הִיא לְעֹלָם, כִּי־שֵֽׁשֶׁת יָמִים עָשָׂה יי אֶת־הַשָּׁמַֽיִם וְאֶת־הָאָֽרֶץ, וּבַיוֹם הַשְּׁבִיעִי שָׁבַת וַיִּנָּפַשׁ.


And the children of Israel shall keep the Sabbath, to observe the Sabbath throughou​t their generatio​ns, for an everlasti​ng covenant.​ It is a sign between me and the children of Israel for ever, that in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, and on the seventh day he rested, and ceased from his work.

Trans​lation from The Standard Prayer book by Simeon Singer (1915) (public domain)


The recording of the Carlebach tune below is an amateur recording and may not be an accurate representation of the tune as written by Rabbi Carlebach. The tune is used with permission from copyright owner Neshama Carlebach. Neshama Carlebach has granted permission to the Zemirot Database to offer interactive streams and downloads of cover versions of the tune.

In the video below, music by Moshe Rothblum, sung by Cantor Ben Ellerin


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