Monday, November 2, 2009

How many Shabbat candles?


One should make sure to have beautiful light in the home for Shabbat.

Although the minimum is a single lamp in the room in which one will eat on Shabbat, many people use at least two, to commemorate "Zachor (Remember)" and "Shamor (Guard)," the two biblical instructions we are given regarding the way to honor Shabbat. One may add as many as one wishes.

(Code of Jewish Law Orach Chaim 263:1)

Have a great day,

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