Wednesday, 26 Sep 2007

Written by Rabbi Professor Marc Saperstein

The liturgical paragraph beginning יי אלהינו לשלום  השכיבנו, ‘Grant, O Eternal God, that we may lie down in peace’, is part of the evening service, used every night throughout the year. Yet certain phrases from this paragraph seem especially relevant during the Sukkot week: ופרוש עלינו סוכת שלומך, “spread over us the sukkah of Your peace’, echoed in the phrase from the final sentence, הפורש סוכת שלום עלינו, ‘Who spreads the sukkah of peace over us . . . .’

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