Monday, December 24, 2007

What if I forget to light Shabbat candles?


We have been learning about lighting Shabbat candles.

One who forgets to light Shabbat candles is supposed to then light an extra candle, or at least an extra-long candle, on every subsequent Shabbat.

This does not apply to a person who was in an unavoidable situation in which lighting was impossible.

(Code of Jewish Law Orach Chaim 263:1; Mishneh Berurah 263:7)

Added note: This also does not apply if a person did other things to make sure there would be light for Shabbat, such as turning on electric lights in the dining room.

Have a great day,

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