A new edition of this in-depth study of the Shabbos prayers. With wisdom and insight, the author weaves together the words of the Sages, bringing to light the holiness and the special quality of the Shabbos day and its prayers. This book answers questions such as: Why do we console mourners after Lechah Dodi? Why do we read Shir Hashirim before Shabbos? Why do we study Pirkei Avos from Pesach to Rosh Hashanah? The answers are sophisticated and thought-provoking, drawing upon the words of commentators and Torah authorities throughout the generations.