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I once heard an answer as follows: The Torah was given on Shabbos, so the first extension of Shabbos was the מאחרים לצאת they did that evening. It was only the following week that they fulfilled ממהרים לבא. A similar answer is that at the time the song is being sung, it is already Shabbos, so the next event that will occur is מאחרים לצאת, not ממהרים לבא. ...


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In addition to my other answer, the Lev Elyahu brings down another answer from his grandfather the Maharsham: The halacha states that if a person is, say, lost in the desert and doesn't know when Shabbos is, he counts seven days and then observes Shabbos. We sing כל מקדש שביעי כראוי לו referring to a person observing Shabbos as it appears to him to be the ...


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You can really start your question off on the fist line: כל מקדש שביעי כראוי לו כל שומר שבת כדת מחללו Aren't those two contradictory as well? Are we discussing someone that honors Shabbos "as is fit" or someone that merely abstains from desecrating Shabbos? Your question is really the answer: we are talking about two different people! The first guy ...


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The Tiferet Hashabat deals with the question why the Paytan (poet?) changed the order of being late leaving the Shabat and being early in getting into it. He explains that it was done for the rhyme: Ohavo, Eruvo, Bo. Maybe we can use this explanation that Zea Avraham Ohavo was used for that reason (the rhyme) , keeping in mind that Bnei Yisrael answer to ...



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