Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Starting a Shabbat meal before nightfall


Even though one is supposed to eat three meals on Shabbat itself, as is hinted in a biblical passage (Sh'mot 16:25), one may still accept Shabbat before nightfall on Friday and start his Shabbat meal at that point.

Ideally one should continue the meal into the night in order to eat three meals on the calendar day of Shabbat, but this is not an absolute requirement.

(Code of Jewish Law Orach Chaim 267:2; Mishneh Berurah 267:5)

Have a great day,

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