Eagerly Awaiting Shabbat


Haya hoveh (Kah Echsof)

Kah Ecsof, by Rabbi Aharon of Karlin


It is reported that the Brisker Rav, Rabbi Yitzchak Zev Soloveitchik, followed the ruling of the Rambam {that one should anxiously await the arrival of Shabbat, Hilchot Shabbat 30:2].

Each Friday afternoon, after all the preparations were complete and the candles were lit, he would go out onto his balcony dressed in his Shabbat finery, and eagerly await the arrival of Shabbos.

-Rabbi Moshe Bamberger, The Zemiros (Jerusalem: Feldheim Publishers, 2010, p. 96

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