Is friday night sex really a double mitzvah?

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Is friday night sex really a double mitzvah?

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So here is something I’ve always wondered, but never had the guts to actually ask anyone.  Maybe it’s common knowledge.  I didn’t go to yeshiva, so there’s a lot I don’t know.  WHY is it a mitzvah (double mitzvah, I’ve heard said) to have sex on Friday night?

My understanding is that HaShem STOPPED creating life on the 7th day.  Somehow it doesn’t make sense to me that we’re not allowed to write a word, draw a picture, or light a match on the 7th day, but we’re allowed to perform the act that ultimately brings a new human being into the world.


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