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Melaveh Malkah

By Cantor Benjamin Z. Maissner.

In partnership and with the custom of Jewish Music week –Toronto, it is our privilege to host this special event at with HAVDALLAH and modest reception

Holy Blossom Temple.

Saturday night May 24, 2014 at 10:00 p.m.

This event has become an intimate informal gathering of delight song and fun.As we escort in the Shabbat bride on Friday night with KABALAT SHABBAT it is the custom of Melaveh Malkah which means,  “Escorting out the Queen” from Shabbat. This is also the name of a meal that, as in Halachah  is customarily held by Jews after Shabbat. The intent of the meal is to figuratively escort the “Sabbath Queen” (the traditional metaphor for Shabbat in Jewish liturgy) on her way out with singing and eating, as one would escort a Monarch upon his departure from a city.

There are many Kabalistic explanations for the Custom for celebrating Melaveh Malkah. This meal is alternatively called “The fourth meal.” The source for the custom is found in the Babylonian Talmud: This custom is also referred to as Se’udata d’David Malka Meshicha, “The meal of David, King Messiah.” Melaveh Malkah meal should be eaten as close to the end of Shabbat as possible.

Special songs have been composed for singing at this event and special meal, the most popular of which welcomes the coming of the Prophet Elijah, who will announce the advent of the Messianic age.

Melaveh Malkah has become a popular venue for Saturday-night get-togethers among friends and larger group social events. Many Jewish organizations hold Melaveh Malkah for hundreds of guests as a fundraising event

COME AND JOIN US FOR AN EVENING OF SONGS FUN AND ENTERTAINMENT WITH MEMBERS OF THE TORONTO COUNCIL OF HAZZNIM AND GUESTS.

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