Why on Shabbos do most people daven (pray) later than usual? (I seek an halachic answer.)

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The Ramah poskins based on a Mordecai in Shabbos in the name of Reb Hai Gaon on the posuk

וּבְיוֹם הַשַּׁבָּת שְׁנֵי כְבָשִׂים בְּנֵי שָׁנָה תְּמִימִם וּשְׁנֵי עֶשְׂרֹנִים סֹלֶת מִנְחָה בְּלוּלָה בַשֶּׁמֶן וְנִסְכּוֹ:‏

He says since during the weekday Korbon Tamid it says the word בבוקר and here it says וביום השבת it implies that on Shabbos we should daven later. The Mishnah Berurah argues and says Based on Rashi In Meggilah (Daf:Chuf Gimmel) that on Shabbos you should prefrably also Daven Vasikin and he ends off of course adding even according to the Ramah you would still have to make Zman Kriyas Shemah.

  • can you add a source for the Ramah and Mishna Berurah?
    – Menachem
    Jul 10, 2011 at 20:26
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    That pasuk is talking about musaf. Where do we see from it that shacharis should be later than usual?
    – msh210
    Jan 29, 2012 at 17:26
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    Maybe getting a longer night's sleep is considered oneg shabbat? Jan 29, 2012 at 20:57

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