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What happens if you live in the Far North, and the sun does not rise or set for weeks at a time?

Question: How can you know when to pray or when Shabbat starts/ends if you live near the North Pole and the sun may not shine (or not stop shining) for...

What do we light first? Chanukah candles or Shabbat candles?

Mrs. Esty Davidson: Welcome! I'll be with you in a moment... menorahman: do we light shabbat candles or chanukah candles first? Mrs. Esty Davidson: hi...

May I extinguish my Shabbat candles if I want to go to sleep?

Question: Can you tell me whether - for safety reasons - it is permissible to extinguish the Shabat candles when retiring to bed. I do not like...

What is the significance of Shabbat candles?

Light.And light is a blessing. As the Midrash1 says “‘And G-d blessed the seventh day’2 – with what did he bless it? With the...

Why is Shabbat candle lighting a woman's Mitzvah?

The mitzvah of Shabbat candles applies to men and women equally and if there isn't a woman in the house, then the obligation to light the candles...

What are Shabbat Candles?

A. Shabbat brings light into your universe: the rat race, the bills, the Weird Wired World—for 24 hours, it’s gone. You escape. Your soul...

How do I light Shabbat Candles?

1. Get Ready Shabbat candles can be made of anything that burns cleanly and (preferably) scent-free. Get them at your local supermarket, and ask the...

What blessing is recited when lighting the Shabbat Candles?

Baruch atta Ado-noy Elo-hai-nu Melech ha'olam asher kid-sha-nu b'mitz-vo-tav v'tzi-vanu li-had-leek ner shel Shabbat Ko-desh.   [Blessed...

I forgot to light Shabbat candles, what should I do?

If you forgot to light the Shabbat candles before Shabbat, do not light them on Shabbat. The Shabbat candles, and for that matter any candle, may not be...

"CHANAH" - The Woman's Three Mitzvahs

Both man and woman are obliged to fulfill G-d's mitzvahs (precepts). The man is obligated to perform all 613 commandments. The woman, on the other...