Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Shabbat candles for those who eat out


We have been learning about Shabbat candles.

One who will eat dinner in someone else's home, and return home to sleep, should light in that person's home rather than in his/her own house. This is because the most important role of the candles is to illuminate the Friday night meal.

However: One who cannot light at the dinner site may light at home, provided that the candles will last long enough to provide benefit upon the return home.

(Based on Code of Jewish Law Orach Chaim 263:9; Mishneh Berurah 263:41)

Have a great day,

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