Continued from previous DZ
On Shabbat we need to add holiness by making everything better. Better food and drinks, better clothes, better table settings and everything else as if we prepare it for a bride. Shabbat is a queen and a bride because she is elevated on Shabbat with Zeir Anpin to Binah.
We welcome the Shabbat by saying three times ‘בואי כלה’, ‘Welcome bride’ with joy and singing that should continue during the meal.
The secret is that when we light candles to welcome the Shabbat and treat her like a queen, the bride of the King, we make the Klipa stay in the dark, without nourishments. Holiness revealed when the Klipa is destroyed and the opposite is true for the Klipa. It is fulfilled only when holiness is broken or destroyed.
Daily Zohar # 2505 – Ekev – Welcome the bride