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Rashi in his commentary on Bereishis 2:3 explains that the beracha of shabbos is in the future when the mannah fell during the week and an extra portion fell on Friday and kedusha is also in the future when the mannah did not fall on shabbos.

Why is shabbos described with two words that only represent an episode that lasted only forty years in our thirty five hundred year history?

  • "In the future when the manna fell?" You've got some elements of a good question here but I can't understand what you're asking – Josh K Oct 24 at 17:41
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  • FWIW this is exactly Ramban’s problem with this understanding of the passuk. He doesn’t defend Rashi, though; he just poses his own interpretation. Ohr HaChaim similarly quotes this understanding and handwaves it as a “remez,” not the real explanation of the passuk, which Rashi clearly disagrees with. – DonielF Oct 24 at 18:23

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