Saturday, May 20, 2017

Shabbat Blessings and Hydrangea Blue

  Blessed are You, Lord our God, King of the Universe, Who sanctified us with His Mitzvot and was pleased with us and gave us His holy Sabbath.  In love and in favor, a memorial of the work of creation.  Blessed are You Lord Who sanctifies the Sabbath.  Amen. 

---From the Friday Night Kiddush, Blessings for the Shabbat

 Everything this Shabbat was colored in Ajisai Blue! 

 In Japanese, Ajisai is the name for hydrangeas.   I had an inspiration this Shabbat to make the table decorated with touches of blue, the color of June hydrangeas.

It was a fun surprise to see that in our congregation today our worship leader, she too was  wearing Ajisai-blue, a hydrangea-blue flower patterned shirt!

What color was today`s Shabbat for you?!

Shavu`a Tov!  Have a blessed week!




  1. I love ajisai, especially blue ones. Your table decoration is so nice. The current fresh greenery season will change into rainy season soon, when I like to wear something ajisai-blue. too. Ajisai is floral symbol of Japanese rainy season. Thank you for your visit to my fresh verdure post. Have happy days ahead.

    Greetings from Nara

  2. Thank you Yoko for stopping by and sharing your poetic comment about Ajisai. I love that you wear ajisai-blue during rainy season. It`s a nice idea and you inspired me, I may do so too!!

    Blessings and Shalom!