Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Shabbat candles: A mitzvah for women or for households?


We have been learning about lighting Shabbat candles.

The obligation of lighting Shabbat candles is not women-specific; men are obligated to light candles as well. However, first-choice rests with the woman if she wishes to be the one to light.

(Code of Jewish Law Orach Chaim 263:2-3; Mishneh Berurah 263:11-12)

Have a great day,

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