Sunday, December 23, 2007

How many Shabbat candles? Part 2


We have been learning about lighting Shabbat candles.

Yesterday we mentioned the practice of lighting 2 candles, and one source for that practice.

Some light 7 candles, to parallel the 7 days of the week. Others light 10 candles, for the Aseret haDibrot, the ten declarations HaShem delivered at Sinai.

Note that not all of these candles must be on the Shabbat table (although at least some of them should be in the room where one eats).

(Mishneh Berurah 263:6)

Have a great day,

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