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The Shabbos candle lighting campaign has yielded far-reaching results. One example from the many reports we received: A little girl, five or six years old, attended a non-religious school in Israel. One day, an older girl spoke to her class about the Mitzvah of Shabbos candles. She taught them the blessings, and gave them candles and candlesticks to take home.

How One Little Candle Changed a Family

How One Little Candle Changed a Family

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How One Little Candle Changed a Family

The Shabbos candle lighting campaign has yielded far-reaching results. One example from the many reports we received: A little girl, five or six years old, attended a non-religious school in Israel. One day, an older girl spoke to her class about the Mitzvah of Shabbos candles. She taught them the blessings, and gave them candles and candlesticks to take home.
Lubavitcher Rebbe, Shabbat Candles
How One Little Candle Changed a Family
Disc 58, Program 229

Event Date: 6 Tishrei 5736 - September 11, 1975

The Shabbos candle lighting campaign has yielded far-reaching results. One example from the many reports we received: A little girl, five or six years old, attended a non-religious school in Israel. One day, an older girl spoke to her class about the Mitzvah of Shabbos candles. She taught them the blessings, and gave them candles and candlesticks to take home.

The young girl was delighted! At first her family discouraged her. But slowly the Mitzvah began to penetrate their hearts as well. First they stopped watching television as long as the candles were lit. Then they stopped answering the phone. Then the mother began to light too and stopped cooking on Shabbos…

Little by little, the whole family was transformed. And what sparked it all? One small Shabbos candle. True, a younger girl only lights for “educational” reasons, but that candle educated not only her, but her parents and siblings as well. Today the entire family is Torah-observant due to her one light.

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Anonymous July 6, 2016

HaShem bless You. Reply

yankel weill April 20, 2016

Wow what one spark can do its מוירדיג Reply

Patrick (Pesach) Smith Baytown November 6, 2014

Time for my candle. I have been through a lot in my life. I was a soldier in the Army for 20yrs. I was the Jewish Lay Leader at Every post. My first post was Ft.Drum, in up state N.Y. and I found a tutor named Rabbi Murray Staudmauer. He took my 17 year old wide Jewish eyes a day educated me. He followed the teachings of the Rebbe. I have drifted away from my Jewishness, and my family as well. In honor of the greatest men in my life, Rabbi Staudmauer and the Rebbe, this Shabbat we will Kindle the Shabbat Flame. Reply

victoria ovejero tucuman November 2, 2014

Shabbat Candles I light Shabbat Candles every friday night.
Shalom.- Reply

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