Many people enjoy starting Shabbat early, particularly in the summer; indeed, the concept of “tosefet Shabbat” – adding time to Shabbat – is halachically mandated. However, making Shabbat before sunset includes numerous complications. Should you avoid making Shabbat early? How early is too early? What about mitzvot that must be done after nightfall, such as Kiddush, the Shabbat meal, Sefirat haOmer, and Tevilah? Join Rabbi Ari Enkin for a discussion of these and other pertinent issues.