A friend dropped by a few hours ago with a warm, freshly baked loaf of challah which she had just made. Mmmm!
I gave her some flowers from the yard-garden-whatever-this-land-is-called.
The weather is sunny and fresh.
Here, for your enjoyment and perhaps also your edification, are some Shabbat songs and prayers.
I think I posted this a year or so ago, but never mind. It's a traditional Sephardic blessing before lighting candles. The beautiful (more on Sephardic music here) is by Balkan composer Flory Jagoda. The words are in Ladino (Judeo-Spanish, which is to Mediterranean Jews what Yiddish is to Eastern European Jews). You can hear the song, sung by Susan Gaeta, if you scroll down the page to where it says "click here." Here's the page.
Thanks to Ritualwell.org for the above and for the following.
Kiddush (prayer over the wine) with either feminine or masculine God-language. Has the tune of the chant, too. Here.
HaMotzi[ah] (prayer over the bread) with either masculine or feminine God-language. With the tunes.
Contemporary blessing after the meal here.