DailyHalacha.com for Mobile Devices Now Available

Select Halacha by date:

Or by subject:

Or by keyword:
Search titles and keywords only
Search All    

Weekly Perasha Insights
Shabbat Morning Derasha on the Parasha
Register To Receive The Daily Halacha By Email / Unsubscribe
Daily Parasha Insights via Live Teleconference
Syrian Sephardic Wedding Guide
Download Special Tefilot
A Glossary Of Terms Frequently Referred To In The Daily Halachot
About The Sources Frequently Quoted In The Halachot
About Rabbi Eli Mansour
Purchase Passover Haggadah with In Depth Insights by Rabbi Eli Mansour and Rabbi David Sutton
About DailyHalacha.Com
Contact us
Useful Links
Refund/Privacy Policy
Back to Home Page

Click Here to Sponsor Daily Halacha
"Delivered to Over 6000 Registered Recipients Each Day"

(File size: 1.33 MB)
The Benefits of Singing Songs on Shabbat

The Sefer Yesod Sion writes that scrupulously observing Shabbat, with all it detailed Halachot, has the power to atone for sins. As it says in the Gemara (Shabbat 118b) based on the Pasuk in Yeshaya, “Shomer Shabbat Me’halelo, V’Shomer Yado Me’Asot Kol Ra-One who keeps the Shabbat, guards himself from all iniquity,” meaning observing Shabbat will bring forgiveness even for idol worship like in the days of Enosh. Specifically, conducting oneself with holiness in the area of Shemirat HaBrit on Shabbat is a major Tikun.

He continues and writes that singing Zemirot at the Shabbat table with Kavana of (mentally) confessing one’s sins has the power to save one from the Din (judgement) of Gehenom. He then quotes from the Sefer Menahem Meshiv that this is alluded to in the Pasuk, “Mizmor Shir L’Yom Hashabbat,” which was written by Adam HaRIshon. It can be read that Adam is praising one who sings to Hashem on Shabbat as a way to achieve Teshuva. He quotes Rav Haim Vital that this is how Adam HaRishon himself was saved.

He relates that his father would sing the Zemirot with tears in his eyes, as though it was the first time he ever sang the words, offering explanations of the song. He would sing the Zemirot of Rabbenu Yehuda Halevi, Rabbi Shlomo ibn Gevirol, Rabbi Abraham ibn Ezra and Rabbi Yisrael Najara.

Thus, we see how it important it is to take the Pizmon book on Shabbat and sing at least a few Pizmonim with the kids. Not only is it an easy Misva L’chvod Shabbat, but also a powerful Tikun for Adam HaRishon and the person himself.


Recent Daily Halachot...
How Soon After Kiddush Must One Begin the Meal?
Berit Mila on Shabbat – Bringing the Baby to the Synagogue
Opening a Front Door with a Key on Shabbat
Using Baby Wipes or Moistened Toilet Paper on Shabbat
Taking Fertility or Birth Control Pills on Shabbat
May a Doctor Receive Payment for Medical Services Provided on Shabbat?
Violating Shabbat for a Woman and Newborn After Childbirth, and for Fetal Distress During Pregnancy
Violating Shabbat to Care for a Woman After Childbirth
Violating Shabbat For the Sake of a Woman in Labor
Resuscitating an Unconscious Patient on Shabbat
Using Suppositories or an Enema on Shabbat
Taking A Blood Test on Shabbat
Exercising on Shabbat
Prescription Medication and Antibiotics on Shabbat
Shabbat – Using Mouthwash, Eating Food for Medicinal Purposes
Page of 220
3292 Halachot found