When did the Bracha on nerot Shabbat come into play? I know that the Mishna mentions generally the mitzva mid'rabanan to light a light on Shabbos. But when did klal yisrael begin saying the Bracha?

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    Why do you suspect it came later? We make lots of Berachos on Rabbinic mitzvos (Megillah, Menorah, Hallel, Eruv,...) – DonielF Jan 16 '19 at 10:37
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    The Talmud says כל המצוות כולם מברך עליהם עובר לעשייתן – Double AA Jan 16 '19 at 12:29
  • @DoubleAA Citation, please. – Yehuda W Jan 16 '19 at 14:52
  • Megilla 21b and Sukkah 39a among others. – rosends Jan 16 '19 at 15:54
  • None of these answers answered the question. I didn't ask where we say to make Brachos on mitzvos.. I asked where do we see specifically the nusach of the bracha on Nerot Shabbat – Bentzi Jecker Jan 16 '19 at 22:24

Hagahos Maimonios to Shabbos 5:1 quotes the Yerushalmi in two places as giving the text of the berachah, although neither of those appears in our editions of the Yerushalmi.

Tosafos to Shabbos 25b quotes Rabbeinu Meshulam as saying that no berachah should be said, but Rabbeinu Tam disagrees and says that it should be said. It also quotes Seder R. Amram Gaon, who brings the text of the berachah.

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