Sunday, January 13, 2008

Males and Shabbat Candles


We have been learning about lighting Shabbat candles.

We mentioned here that some men light the candles and then extinguish them, before their wives actually light candles, so that the wick will be ready for lighting and will catch fire more easily.

Note that this is not obligatory; as long as the wick will burn well once lit, one need not "pre-light" it.

(Code of Jewish Law Orach Chaim 264:9; Mishneh Berurah 264:28)

Have a great day,

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