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Behind the ‘Shalom Aleichem’ Song

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Behind the ‘Shalom Aleichem’ Song

On Friday night prior to reciting Kiddush, we sing Shalom Aleichem greeting the accompanying angels. What is the origin and meaning of this popular custom?
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Minhag, Shalom Aleichem

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Anonymous L'herault November 16, 2019

Very interested in the Jewish Hebrew language and prayers. As in shabbot shalom and shalom aleichem Reply

Karen Melaas New Hampshire, USA July 16, 2019

We need all the good angels we can round up, and we need them now. Thank you for this wonderful explanation. This song sings so much good for my soul. I now know why. Reply

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