Melody sung in all our youth movements. There's at least one other we sing sometimes, a kind of mitteleuropean waltz by Ehud and Sara Zweig.

Text: we follow widespread minhag of singing this piyyut at beginning of Qabbalat Shabbat service, often before that week's service leaders say anything to the congregation.

Piyyut by Rabbi Elazar ben Moshe Azikri (1533 - 1600)

kabbalist, poet and writer, born in Safed to a Sephardic family who settled in the Land of Israel after the expulsion from Spain.
Rabbi Elazar studied Torah under Rabbi Yosef Sagis and Rabbi Jacob Berab, and is counted with the greatest Rabbis and intellectuals of his time: Shlomo Halevi Alkabetz, Yosef Karo, Moshe Cordovero, Isaac Luria, Israel Najara, etc.
In 1588 Rabbi Elazar founded the "Sukat Shalom" movement who acted to arouse in Jews the devotion to religion.
Rabbi Elazar died in 1600 and was buried in Safed.




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