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Questions tagged [kabbalat-shabbat]

Lit. "Receiving Shabbat". This prayer service is said after sundown on Friday night, directly before Maariv of Shabbat. Many communities have the custom to sing all or some of these prayers.

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Why Skip Kabbalas Shabbos on Yom Tov?

In my experience among all Ashkenaz shuls across America, it seems we skip Kabbalas Shabbos when shabbos falls out on Yom Tov. Where did this come from and why?
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Kaddish deRabbanan during public prayers

As a follow-up of this interesting question, I would like to take one step back. Most say Kaddish deRabanan after the morning Korbanot (see Emden), Ein kEloheinu and Bameh Madlikin. In contrast, ...
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Late kabbalat Shabbat with minyan?

If the only minyan for Kabbalat Shabbat/maariv davens two hours after tzeis (in the winter), is one required to wait to daven b'tzibur, or is there leniency to daven at tzeis without a minyan so that ...
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Standing for Kabbalas Shabbos

I remember hearing that one should stand for the entire Kabbalas Shabbos. This book brings several customs regarding what parts of Kabbalas Shabbos to stand for, and he brings such a custom, but does ...
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Is there a concern of “Marit 'Ayin” on friday night when multiple Shuls have different davening times

B"H, I live in a neighborhood that has numerous shuls. Many of these shuls have different times to start and end Shabbat. During the summer, in particular, most of the shuls begin Shabbat sometimes ...
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Why the reverse order of “Zachor Veshamor” in “Lecha Dodi”?

The first "stanza" in the Lecha Dodi hymn sung Friday night starts שמור וזכור בדיבור אחד I gather that this expression is a "condensed version" from Mechilta on Yitro (parsha 7) זכור ושמור ...
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Is it better to stand or sit for kegavna?

Kegavana is an Aramaic paragraph that is commonly recited in Nusach Sefarad on Friday nights after Kabbalat Shabbat and before the beginning of Ma'ariv (Barchu). Is it better for one to stand or to ...
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Mistaken identity of “Rabbi Chanina” in some siddurim

In the Kabbalas Shabbos service, which concludes with "Omar Rabbi Elozor," the previous paragraph is taken from Shabbos 12a. תניא חנניא אומר חייב אדם למשמש בבגדו ע"ש עם חשכה אמר רב יוסף הלכתא רבתי ...
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Rademishel: Velomar Barchu

When I was in London last month, I davened by the Rademishel Schtiebel in Hendon (Beis Chunuh, also known as R' Duvid's). I noticed at Kabbalat Shabbat that the tefillah of Barchu was prefaced by the ...
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Why are there different versions for the last stanza of Lecha Dodi?

Lecha Dodi was written by Rav Shlomo Halevi Alkabetz (Wikipedia). Nusach Ashkenaz and Nusach Sefard have different versions of the last stanza. Why? Where there any doubts as to what Rav Alkabetz ...
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Two names for Moshiach in Lecha Dodi

Lecha Dodi refers to moshiach twice. The first time, he is called "the son of Yishai." Later on, he is referred to as "the man descended from Peretz." We know that the piyut's author, Rav Alkabetz, ...
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Standing at the Bima at Kabalas Shabbos and Yekum Purkan

In some Shul's that I have prayed I have noticed that during Kabalos Shabbos and Yekum Purkan the Chazzan stands at the Bima instead of the Amud. What is the reason for those Shul's that do it this ...
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How to bow when saying “Bo i kalla” [duplicate]

During kaballat shabbat we sang lekha dodi and in the last stanza we bow and say the following: "bo i kala". Here, we bow to left and right. Some bow right to left and other left to right. Now I'm ...
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Turning to the right vs. practice

Mishna Berura 676:10 quotes our sages: "Whenever you make a turning, it should only be towards the right". However, it appears to me that we usually turn to the left (counter-clockwise) when shaking ...
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Why does the Chazzan Wear a Tallit on Friday Night?

Generally, the Chazzan \ Shaliach Tzibbur for Maariv does not wear a Tallit. However, on Friday Nights, he does. Why is this night different than all other nights?
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Breslov Lecha Dodi in Katamon, Jerusalem

I've been twice to the Breslov Minyan next to the hospital in Katamon for Kabbalat Shabbat. It's probably my favourite minyan in the world, and the most amazing part of the davening is the Lecha Dodi, ...
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Standing for whole of Lecha Dodi

Certain families in my shul have the minhag to stand for the entire Lecha Dodi. I asked them why, but they do not know the source of the minhag. Does anyone know what the source of this minhag is?
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Chabad Houses singing Yedid Nefesh before Kabalash Shabbos

In the Nusach Ari used by Chabad, Yedid Nefesh appears as a continuation of Pasach Eliyahu to be said before Mincha. The standard print of the Tehilas Hashem siddur explicitly instructs to say it ...
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Earliest and Latest Times for reciting Kabbalat Shabbat?

What are the earliest and latest times for reciting Kabbalas Shabbos? If one was too busy preparing for Shabbos to say it at the normal time, may one recite it at any time after Shabbos starts?
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Skipping Kabbalat Shabbat

Would a person be permitted to make a habit out of skipping Kabbalat Shabbat, and furthermore, would a shul be allowed to make this their official policy? (By "skipping", I mean not saying at all, ...
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Singing Lecha Dodi before Shabbos

In every community I have been in there is a custom to sing Lecha Dodi, sometimes along with yedid nefesh or shir hashirim, during kabbalat shabbat. Are there any communities which do not sing lecha ...
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Can I sit for “Kabbolas Shabbos” within 4 amos of someone saying the mincha Amidah?

Tefillo Kehilchoso (ch. 11, fn. 284) and Shulchan Oruch (102:1) quote Tosephos Brochos 31b to say that one may sit beside someone praying the amidah if one is involved in prayer activity. He asserts ...
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List of Kavanot for ANA BE-KHOACH

What are some of the things one should have in mind (kavanah) when saying Ana B'Khoach?
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Why is the world round? [closed]

Why does shabbat start at different times at different places? Crossing a time zone does not conjure up a time warp, so how can it be Friday in one place, and Shabbat in another? It just doesn't ...
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Turning back around after Lcha Dodi

After Lcha dodi at what point exactly do the congregants and the Chazzan supposed to turn Back around?