Thursday, August 07, 2008


Shabbos and The Week

by Reb Gutman Locks at Mystical Paths

On my article The Seven Days of Shabbos, Anonymous commented: "It is standard usage in the Mishnah: Shabbat means week, Shavua means Shmitah cycle. I believe it is used in the 5th perek of Masechet Sanhedrin."

The siddur Otzar HaTefillos quotes the Sefer Chareidim that the Ramban says the mitzvah to remember the Shabbos applies every day, not just on Shabbos. The Sefer Chareidim says that the way we fulfill this mitzvah is by mentioning Shabbos when we count the days of the week. The nusach of Hayom yom ________ leShabbos, etc., is from the Arizal. The Sefer Chareidim was a contemporary of the Arizal in Tzfat.

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Anonymous said...

And that itself is a minhag of the Sefardim which was adopted much later. Per siddur Ezor Eliyahu, the makor for saying that in nusach ashkenaz is kitzur shlah.

Anonymous said...

We also remember Shabbos during the 6 Remembrances...atleast in Siddur Tehillat Hashem.

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