Questions about Friday, looking at it as the day before shabbat (the sabbath). Use this tag also for questions that apply equally to Friday and the day before yom tov (a holiday).

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If someone needs to shave during Sefirah or Three Weeks because of work, should he also shave before Shabbos?

If someone needs to shave during Sefirah or Three Weeks because of work, should he also shave before Shabbos? It seems strange to shave for M-F, but to go into Shabbos with stubble. On the other ...
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Tasting the meaty Shabbos food on erev Shabbos Chazon: can one swallow?

We do not eat meat or poultry in the Nine Days with certain exceptions notably Shabbos. It is customary to taste the Shabbos cooking on erev Shabbos afternoon to check the flavouring. During the nine ...
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Cutting hair when Rosh Hodesh Av is a Friday

Is it permissible to cut hair on Rosh Hodesh Av when it comes out on a Friday?
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What kavanos should one have when sharpening a challa knife Erev Shabbos?

What are some kavanos should one have in mind when sharpening a challa knife on Erev Shabbos? I'm sure I heard that there are kavanos but never learned what they are.