Holiness of Erev Shabbat


Does Friday have any special holiness above earlier days of the week because it is closer to Shabbat? Does the day need to be treated with any extra respect? Are there any activities in modern times that Jewish law actually either requires or forbids us to do on Erev Shabbat in honor of Shabbat?



  1. Erev Shabbat is certainly a special day, especially as it draws closer to Shabbat, itself. There is an essay on the OU site that defines all of the Halachot of Erev Shabbat, which I hope you will find both enlightening and helpful. The essay can be read at:

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