January 23, 2013 11:16 pm at 11:16 pm #607923achosidParticipant
In our home, we have it set on Thursday afternoon.
How about you?January 23, 2013 11:42 pm at 11:42 pm #970297neeneeMember
Why do you ask that question? Who sets their Shabbos table Thursday afternoon? That seems so early.January 23, 2013 11:43 pm at 11:43 pm #970298WolfishMusingsParticipant
Friday, before Shabbos.
Our table is still in use on Friday morning — there’s no way we could have it set by Thursday afternoon even if we wanted to (which, we don’t).
The WolfJanuary 23, 2013 11:56 pm at 11:56 pm #970299popa_bar_abbaParticipant
I think you meant to ask: when does your wife set the shabbos table?
I don’t care; as long as its set when I get home from shul, and isn’t set yet when I sit there friday afternoon and scratch my armpits.January 24, 2013 12:02 am at 12:02 am #970300YentaParticipant
In our home, when the kids wake up on Friday morning it is Already set. I know lots of people this way.
There are halachos about preparing for Shabbos, such as maybe even doing work before davening on Friday morning. (Work, as in preparing for Shabbos).
See the Gemaras about the Taanoyim and Amoriyim who prepared for Shabbos every day of the week, which by the way, is a chiyuv every day of the week, to remember Shabbos.January 24, 2013 12:08 am at 12:08 am #970301DaMosheParticipant
The tablecloth and candlesticks are set up on Friday afternoon. Usually my kids enjoy putting on the plates and silverware while I’m in shul. In the summertime, they’ll do that on Friday afternoon also.January 24, 2013 12:59 am at 12:59 am #970302rebbi1Participant
Due to the short Fridays I started setting it on Thursday night. I actually like doing it much better that way as it frees up my friday afternoonJanuary 24, 2013 1:27 am at 1:27 am #970303Torah613TorahParticipant
Thursday night if I want to do it right.1January 24, 2013 2:15 am at 2:15 am #970304oomisParticipant
just before Shabbos, so it’s fresh and clean. My husband usually sets up the candles in the Shabbos leichter on Motzai Shabbos for the next Shabbos.January 24, 2013 6:43 am at 6:43 am #970305BSDMember
PBA-LOL! Thanks for a great laugh!January 24, 2013 2:12 pm at 2:12 pm #970306daivdMember
when i come home from shul and it gets destroyed by my 2 year old BURICH HASHEMJanuary 24, 2013 4:44 pm at 4:44 pm #970307BaalHaboozeParticipant
My wife sets it Thursday evening after the kids are in bed. Later that night I make the cholent. I don’t know why but i felt the need to add in that peice of info.January 24, 2013 5:19 pm at 5:19 pm #970308golferParticipant
Baal Habooze, glad you added that bit. It set the scene for such a nice picture of domestic Erev Shabbos harmony.January 25, 2013 3:23 am at 3:23 am #970309supermeMember
i dont know if its halacha or not but we were told in school by a rabbi that we should have it set the best time for you meaning- if u hav kids no u cant set it up thurs afternoon etc.August 12, 2013 3:31 am at 3:31 am #970310sharpMember
BumpAugust 12, 2013 7:28 am at 7:28 am #970311notasheepMember
Thursday evening. It looks so much nicer when you can see the house already looking shabbosdik. I also have a 2 year old but I try not to let her in that room and keep the door shut, so she can’t pull everything off.
Also, because I work on Friday and I hate last minute rushing it’s just one more thing I can cross off my Friday list.August 12, 2013 1:45 pm at 1:45 pm #970312ObstacleIllusionParticipant
We use the table Thursday night for dinner, so Friday afternoon. One of the kids sets the table after they come home form school.August 12, 2013 5:45 pm at 5:45 pm #970313rebdonielMember
The hallot and desserts are baked Thursday afternoon, the table is set Thursday evening, and all food is done cooking by Friday around 3:30ish.August 12, 2013 6:59 pm at 6:59 pm #970314takahmamashParticipant
Challot are done every other Tuesday (and frozen), and the rest is done Thursday night or Friday. (Each daughter is responsible for making 1 or 2 things, so the cooking depends on their work/school schedules.) My wife usually cooks on Fridays.
Table is set Friday afternoon.
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