How the sages honored Shabbos! This page has too many great, classic teachings in one place, so it’s really worth reviewing and studying. Welcoming the Shabbat bride – source for the 16th century song Lecha Dodi which has become universal in the Jewish world. Prominent, elegant Sages would put aside their honor and dignity to roll up their sleeves and immerse themselves in the nitty gritty of Shabbos prep. Those who invest in Shabbos expenditures will be rewarded like Yosef-Who-Cherishes-Shabbos. Those who recite “Thus the heavens and the earth were finished…” at their Shabbos table, even if they recited it in synagogue, receive great reward and are considered as if they partner with Hashem in creating the world! Two ministering angels accompany us on Shabbos, and if things are prepared and beautified, the good angel says, “So may if be next week, and the evil angel must answer Amen.” Rewards for those who say AMEN wholeheartedly are immense! AMEN is a Hebrew acronym for God is a Faithful King. But if we don’t observe or delight in Shabbos, stern warnings follow based on the destruction of Jerusalem. So let us the light up the world with our joy in Shabbos tonight!!!!