top of page

Importance Of Vayechulu

The Daily Halacha Moment - Vayechulu ๐Ÿ“™


ืดื›ืœ ื”ืฉื•ื ื” ื”ืœื›ื•ืช ื‘ื›ืœ ื™ื•ื - ืžื•ื‘ื˜ื— ืœื• ืฉื”ื•ื ื‘ืŸ โ€Žื”ืขื•ืœื ื”ื‘ืืด (ื ื™ื“ื” ืขื’ ืขืดื, ืžื’ื™ืœื” ื›ื—:)


โ€œAnyone who studies Halachot every day is guaranteed that he is destined for the world-to-comeโ€ (Megilla 28b, Niddah 73a)


Question:

What is the importance of reciting Vayechulu on Friday night?


Answer:

Throughout the night of Shabbat, the paragraph of Vayechulu is recited three times, once during the Amidah, another time after the Amidah and once before Kiddush.[1] The Gemara[2] states that whoever recites Vayechulu on Friday night merits as if one is a partner with Hashem in the creation of the world, and that two angels descend from the Heavens and bless the person that his sins should be forgiven. [See Footnote 3]

If one accidentally skipped the paragraph of Vayechulu in the Amidah, should go back and

correct himself if he has not yet completed the berachah of Mekadesh HaShabbat. If one has

already passed the berachah of Mekadesh HaShabbat, then one should not go back and

correct himself since the paragraph will be recited again after the Amidah. [4]


Sources:

[1]. Shulchan Aruch 268:1, 268:7; 271:10.

[2]. Shabbat, 119b. The Midrash Socher Tov (as brought by the Raโ€™avya, Shabbat 196; Ohr Zarua 2:20; Rokeach 49; Kol Bo 35 and others) states that the significance of reciting Vayechulu three times since it has the word โ€œasherโ€ three times in the parashah of Vayechulu, and the word โ€œasherโ€ is also stated three times in the parashah that discusses the purification that is accomplished through the waters of the Parah Adumah. Therefore, just as one attains purification through the water of the Parah Adumah, so too, one also gets purification from oneโ€™s sins through keeping the Shabbat and recitation of Vayechulu.

[3]. The Zohar explains that oneโ€™s sins are only forgiven if one recites Vayechulu with full concentration, happiness and full belief that Hashem indeed created the world. Yalkut Yosef, Shabbat, book 1, p. 494 brings the Maharsha who explains that the intention of the Zohar is that through showing that one has complete belief in Hashem, it shows that any sin that he has done in the past was not out of rebellion, but rather out

of lack of understanding of its severity. Therefore, he merits to have his sins forgiven and over-looked, if he resolves to do teshuvah and fix his ways.

[4]. Chazon Ovadia, Shabbat, vol. 1, p. 342.


๐Ÿ“ฒ The Daily Halacha Moment is written exclusively for this broadcast so when forwarding please include the link! ๐Ÿ˜Š

Netanel Aminov

Founder & Author Of The Halacha Moment


๐ŸŒŸ Today's Halacha Moment is dedicated:

๐Ÿ•ฏ Leiluy Nishmat:

Mishael Ben Frecha

Efrat Bat Aushra

๐Ÿ‘ฐ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿคต๐Ÿผ Shidduch:

Ariel Ben Dorit

Netanel Ben Dorit

Yitzchak Ariel Ben Rivkah

๐Ÿ’ฏ Hatzlacha:

Aminov Family


๐Ÿ—ฃ๏ธ Want Your Friends/ Family to Be Part of This Amazing Broadcast?

๐Ÿ‘‡ Click Below ๐Ÿ‘‡


Want to sponsor the Daily Halacha Moment (Maaser May Be Used, only $25)?

๐Ÿ—ฃ reply to this message/txt 305-707-7259 visit Halachamoment.com/donate

if you would like to sponsor the Halacha Moment and help us spread Halacha throughout the world!


๐Ÿคฉ Comment on this Halacha Moment and let us know how it impacted you.

Recent Posts

See All

Lecha Dodi

What are some customs of Lecha Dodi? Click here to learn more!

Bameh Madlikin

Why do we recite Bameh Madlikin? Click here to learn more!

Arvit on Friday Night

Friday night is an auspicious time to pray to Hashem, what are some customs of Friday night Arvit? Click here to learn more!

bottom of page