Friday, October 28, 2005

Kabbalos Shabbos on Yom Tov

When Shabbos and Yom Tov coincide, or it is Shabbos Chol Hamoed, the minhag (according to R. Scroll/Uncle Arty) is to begin kabbalos shabbos from Mizmor shir liyom haShabbos.

My shul doesn't.

Instead, we start from Mizmor L'Dovid. And then we say the first two paragraphs in Lichah Dodi (Shamor and Likras), the last two (Yamin and Bo'i) and continue until the end.

I've always wondered why. Does anyone know where this minhag comes from?