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Adding Mussar and Advice On Order of Prayers

I’m now in charge of leading our community’s biweekly Kabbalat Shabbat / Shabbat Oneg, and one of the recommendations to add to the packet is mussar. I’m familiar with the historical movement, but I’m not exactly sure how to ‘include’ it in the service? A poem? A time for meditation?

I feel like this is something I should know, but I just . . . don’t.

The pre-dinner packet now includes:

  • Sh’ma (first two paragraphs, per the Reform Movement)
  • Mi Shaberach (Debbie Friedman, z”l)
  • Mourner’s Kaddish
  • Candles
  • Shalom Aleichem
  • Wine
  • Wash
  • Bread
  • D’var Torah
  • Mussar

Maybe a niggun or song somewhere in there, too. Is that an acceptable order? I’ve only ever followed what’s exactly in the books so I haven’t had the opportunity to get ‘creative’ about it, which is why I’m not sure.

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