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How can we bless G-d for "commanding" us to observe Rabbinic commandments?

Rabbi Eliezer Gurkow: Welcome to the Rabbi's one on one chat room, how can I help you today? Shira: why so we say _asher kidshanu bemitsvotav_1 while...

My wife will be away for Shabbat; do we both light two candles?

There are two general reasons given for lighting Shabbat candles: 1) So that there will be shalom and menucha (peace and rest) in the home and people...

How do I prepare the Shabbat candles for lighting?

In preparation for candle lighting, some have the custom to light the candles and extinguish them, thus charring the wicks and making it easier to light...

What should be done if I forgot to light the Shabbat candles in time?

If one has, G-d forbid, forgotten to kindle the Shabbat candles before sunset, a non-Jew should be requested to light the candles. The Jew then covers her...

Is it permitted to do work after lighting the Shabbat candles?

With the lighting of the Shabbat candles, the kindler is ushering in the Shabbat. As soon as all the candles are lit, even before the blessing is recited,...

If I am a guest, am I covered by the hostess' Shabbat candle lighting?

A woman’s candle lighting only covers her household. This includes guests who will be eating together with the family and are sleeping in the same...

How does Holiday candle-lighting differ than Shabbat candle-lighting?

There is a fundamental difference between Shabbat and the holidays. On Shabbat it is forbidden to kindle -- or even handle -- a flame. On holidays,...

At what age should a girl start lighting Shabbat candles?

Rabbi Menachem Schneersohn, the Lubavitcher Rebbe, strongly urged that girls start lighting Shabbat candles as soon as they can recite the...

Who lights Shabbat candles?

Each and every Jew is obligated to light Shabbat candles, but it is done by the women of the household, because the primary role and obligation of a woman...

How early, or how late, can I light the Shabbat-candles?

Shabbat candles must be lit before sunset since Shabbat begins at sunset, after which it is forbidden to light fire. Standard candle lighting time is...