Kiddush on Shavuot
Kiddush on Shavuot: Kiddush on Shavuot
In many communities, maariv for Shabbat and Yom Tov is scheduled before sunset. Even though it is still day, the community davens ma’ariv. Then they make kiddush at home while it is still day.
But on Shavu’ot night they wait until dark to daven ma’ariv. The time between ma’ariv and dark is called tosefet Shabbat or tosefet Yom Tov. Understanding the status of this block of time between ma’ariv and dark illuminates fundamental principles of Torah and explains why Shavu’ot is different from every other Yom Tov.
Hebrew sources are available through the links in both pdf and WORD format. In class we will translate and explain these sources.
In addition to being one of Rabbi Brovender's first students, Rabbi Dovid Fink is an outstanding expertﾠand teacher of Halacha. Rabbi Fink received his Rabbinic ordination from ITRI and the Mir and was awarded his Ph.D in Semitic Languages and Linguistics from Yale University. Rav Fink has taught thousands of students from all over the world for over 35 years.