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Siman 267 - The Halachos of the Prayer [Service] on the Eve of Shabbos
More on practical applications of the siman: see Rav Neustadt's discussion of "early Shabbos"
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Siman 267, se'if 1
Is the Tachanun supplement added to the afternoon prayer service of erev Shabbos? [Request "Halacha Sources" discussion]
The Shulchan Aruch writes (put simply): No.
[Classic sources: See Mo'ed Kattan 27a (point2b1) (That beds are righted starting from "Mincha time" Friday).]
Siman 267, se'if 2
(a) Is it best to begin Shabbos early, such as by the evening prayer service being earlier than during the week? [Request "Halacha Sources" discussion]
The Shulchan Aruch writes (put simply): Yes.
[Classic sources: Shabbos 118b (point3e) (like in Tiveria).]
(b) How early may one begin Shabbos (at the very least with respect to evening prayer services and kiddush)? [Request "Halacha Sources" discussion]
The Shulchan Aruch writes (put simply): [As early as] "plag haMincha", and one may light candles then as well, and one may immediately begin the Shabbos meal.
The Rema adds: See above siman 233 for how "plag hMincha" is calculated.
[Classic sources: Berachos 27a-b (points2d-h1,3a-d) (Shmuel - like Rav - prayed "of Shabbos on Friday", and proceeded with kiddush).]
Siman 267, se'if 3
What is the wording of the bracha "Hashkiveinu" in the evening prayer service of Shabbos? [Request "Halacha Sources" discussion]
The Shulchan Aruch writes (put simply): Instead of concluding it "Protector of His nation Israel", one concludes (after "and You shall conceal us in the shade of Your wings"): "And spread a tent of peace over us and over Your city Yerushalayim; Blessed are You, Hashem, Who spreads a tent of peace over us and over His entire nation Israel, and over Yerushalayim."
[Classic sources: Tur citing the Yerushalmi (missing from our text).]