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Musaf: "Additional" prayer service recited on Shabbat and festivals, commemorating the additional offerings brought in the Temple on these days
Parshat Pinchas
When the sages instituted the daily prayers, they included a prayer for each of the regular communal sacrifices. They also instituted the Musaf prayer to be recited on any day when the musaf sacrifice was to be offered.
Intermediate Talmud: Tractate Shabbat, Lesson 27
The Talmud questions whether it’s fitting to mention Chanukah in the extra Mussaf prayer recited on Shabbat and/or Rosh Chodesh during Chanukah. Different supporting arguments and proofs are suggested in attempt to resolve this issue.
Other than the mitzvah of blowing the shofar on Rosh Hashanah, perhaps the most important observance of the day is found in the Rosh Hashanah Musaf prayers. Ordinarily, the Musaf prayer contains seven blessings: the standard three opening and three closin...
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