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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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I once heard an answer that throughout the years in the desert, the Jews always knew exactly when Shabbos started and ended becuase they had the pillars of cloud and of fire. However, these were taken away when Moshe died, which was on Shabbos. That night, they did not know exactly when Shabbos ended, so they delayed ending it until they were sure. The next ...


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Beit Aharon: When Bnei Yisrael got the Shabat at Marah, they didn't know its taste. Then when they first tasted it, it was so good that they didn't want to leave it. Then, they waited all week for the next Shabat and they hurried up to get into it.


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Harav Hakadosh R' Baruch Mmez"ibuz: Meshoch chasdecha (pour your kindness?) upon us, Yisrael, EVEN during those times when your are Kaneh Venokem (G' of Jealousy and Vengeance).


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The action has already been specified as proper sanctification and keeping of Shabbat. The song is presumably stating that the reward for this action is great.


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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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The week begins when Shabbos ends. It would seem to me that this is just giving the chronological order of events.


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The former describes fulfillment of "Zachor," the latter of "Shamor."



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