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In Musaf for Yom Tov, we say ותתן לנו ה' אלקנו באהבה [שבתות למנוחה ו] מועדים לשמחה את יום החג הזה זמן .... [באהבה] מקרא קדש וכי (additions for Shabbos in square brackets and italics.) Why do we need another באהבה for Shabbos when we already had one earlier in the same sentence?

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This question applies even not by mussaf, but only on shabbat. – Double AA Apr 16 '12 at 17:49
@DoubleAA Nusach Edot HamMizrach has באהבה both times during the week too. Plus, don't you say this on shabbat chol hamoed too, and not just yom tov? – Baal Shemot Tovot Apr 16 '12 at 17:54
@Vram Nussach Ashkenaz has the second be'ahava only on shabbat. It would be said at mussaf on shabbat chol hamoed, but the other tefillot on shabbat chol hamoed are regular shabbat ones with yaaale veyavo. – Double AA Apr 16 '12 at 17:58
Actually the question applies to yom tov kiddush as well. – Double AA Apr 16 '12 at 17:59
@DoubleAA re: shabbat chol hammoed- same with us. My point was that "yom tov" in the title is incorrect too (assuming you leave "mussaf" in) – Baal Shemot Tovot Apr 16 '12 at 18:42
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The first "באהבה" refers to G-d's love, the second one refers to our love.

According to the Levush (brought here), we add the 2nd "באהבה" on Shabbos, since we willingly, lovingly accepted Shabbos at Marah, before Matan Torah. The holidays were given to us at Sinai, where the Talmud tells us we were coerced into accepting the Torah.

G-d's love , on the other hand, was always there, both when he gave us the commandments at Marah and at Matan Torah.

There is a letter from the Lubavitcher Rebbe that further elaborates on this, but I don't know where it is offhand.

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