Candle-Lighting Times for Shabbat & Holidays

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Candle Lighting is 20 mins. before sunset  |  -6 GMT
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Shabbat begins
 minutes before sunset
Shabbat ends
 minutes after sunset
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Friday, July 27, 2018
Av 15, 5778
Light Candles at
7:54 PM
Saturday, July 28, 2018
Av 16, 5778
Shabbat Ends
9:01 PM
Friday, August 3, 2018
Av 22, 5778
Light Candles at
7:46 PM
Saturday, August 4, 2018
Av 23, 5778
Shabbat Ends
8:52 PM
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About Candle-Lighting
It is considered a great mitzvah and responsibility to honor the Sabbath by lighting candles 18 minutes before sunset on Friday evening. This unique commandment, entrusted to the Jewish woman, is rich with meaning and purpose.
In memory of
Hillel ben Avrohom
and Pessa bat Yehuda
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 . . .
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