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Shabbat Prayers: Pri Shabbat: Vayichulu

The 4th of Nisan is the Yahrtzeit of Rabbi Yehuda Leib of Lublin, author of Pri Shabbat. He died on April 2, 1748. The Talmud (Shabbat 119b) teaches: R. Hamnuna said: He who prays on the eve of the Sabbath and recites “And [the heaven...

Welcoming The Shabbat: Investment

Rabbi Tachlifa, the brother of Rabinai of Choza'ah learned: "One's yearly sustenance is fixed between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, except for the expenditure for Shabbat and festivals, and the expenditure for the teaching of children Torah. If he spends less, he is given less,...

Welcoming The Shabbat: Alshich: Psalm 96

“These psalms all discuss the time of the final redemption. It is worth remembering the statement of the prophet, “In those days, God will not be referred to as ‘the One Who took Israel out of Egypt,’ but He will be acknowledged as ‘the Living...