Sunday, December 23, 2007

How many Shabbat candles? Part 1


We have been learning about lighting Shabbat candles.

One prevalent practice is to light two candles on Shabbat. This seems to originate with the Torah's two principle presentations of the mitzvah of Shabbat: "Remember the day of Shabbat to sanctify it (Exodus 20:8)" and "Guard the day of Shabbat to sanctify it (Deuteronomy 5:12)."

However, one may light as many candles as one chooses.

(Code of Jewish Law Orach Chaim 263:1)

Have a great day,

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