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What can I use as a pre-existing flame on a holiday?

Rabbi Eliezer G: Welcome to the Rabbi's one on one chat room, how can I help you today? candlelight: If I need to have a pre-existing flame to light...

On what holidays should a Yahrtzeit (memorial) candle be lit?

Question: Which are the holidays when I am supposed to light a Yahrtzeit candle? Answer: According to tradition, the Yahrtzeit candle should be lit for...

What blessing is recited when lighting the Holiday Candles?

(Important notes: a. See here for the special high Holiday blessings. b. The Sheheciyanu blessing is not recited on the last day(s) of...

Is the Shehecheyanu blessing recited whenever lighting holiday candles?

After reciting the holiday candle-lighting blessing (which you can find in your prayerbook or on line), the Shehecheyanu blessing is recited, thanking G-d...

Where do I light my holiday candles during Sukkot?

During the holiday of Sukkot, the candles should be lit in the Sukkah, and should remain there throughout the meal. If it is windy outside, and there is...

Are holiday candles lit for ALL Jewish holidays?

Candles are kindled only on Jewish holidays of Biblical origin and on which work is prohibited. They are: Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot, Shmini...

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,...