Sunday, December 20, 2009

Mitzvah #54 - Sanctify Shabbat with Kiddush and Havdala

It's a Mitzva to sanctify the Shabbat with words, when it starts and when it ends. This is known is Kiddush and Havdala.

It's also a Mitzva to bathe before Shabbat and to wear clean clothes.

It's a Mitzva to eat three meals on Shabbat, as well as a 4th on Motzai Shabbat.

There's also a Mitzva to remember Shabbat every day, which is why we say "Yom Rishon B'Shabbat" for Sunday, "Yom Sheni B'Shabbat" for Monday, etc.

Included in this Mitzva is to buy and keep special food for Shabbat, all week long.

Applies to everybody, everywhere, always.

Pasuk: "Remember the day of Shabbat to sanctify it" (Shemot 20:8)

Source: The Chafetz-Chaim's Sefer haMitzvot haKatzar; Positive Mitzvah 19

- Danny
Sunday, 3 Tevet 5770

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