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What is the blessing when lighting electric-light Shabbat candles?

by Rabbi DovBer Pinson

  

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You may only use electric lamps for Shabbat candles when you absolutely cannot light real candles. (For example, a woman in the hospital after giving birth would not be allowed to light real candles in the hospital).

In such a circumstance you would recite the regular Shabat candle-lighting blessing.


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Shabbat
(pl: Shabbatot). Hebrew word meaning "rest." It is a Biblical commandment to sanctify and rest on Saturday, the seventh day of the week. This commemorates the fact that after creating the world in six days, G-d rested on the seventh.