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Welcome to our candle-lighting section, where you will find the details and practicalities of lighting Shabbat candles, along with the meaning, spirituality and power of doing so . . .

Shabbat Candle-Lighting

Shabbat Candle-Lighting

Let There Be Light


Darkness is setting upon the world; the workweek is coming to a close. A week of activity, a week of growth, a tiring week. But as the sun goes down, a new day is being ushered in: the day for which we toiled the entire week, a day of rest and tranquility, the holy Shabbat.

Greeting the Shabbat (and also Jewish holidays) are girls and women across the globe. Shortly before sunset they light candles, which usher in peace and blessing to their homes and to the world.

Candle-Lighting Guide
A basic guide, a more advanced handbook and the answers to your questions
A deeper look at why we light Shabbat and holiday candles
First Person & Stories
Anecdotes and encounters with lighting Shabbat and holiday candles
Watch videos on Shabbat and holiday candle lighting
Women reflect on their experiences of lighting Shabbat and holiday candles
Shabbat Candle-Lighting Times
In memory of Hillel ben Avrohom and Pessa bat Yehuda