Saturday, November 7, 2009

Using the light of the Shabbat candles


The Shabbat candles are meant to be used - one who lights them in a space which he does not actually frequent on Shabbat (while they are lit) has not fulfilled the Mitzvah.

Therefore, one who is going out to a friend's house for dinner Friday night, and so will not have a chance to use the candles before they are extinguished, should either stay home first to use the candles, or light at the friend's house and accept Shabbat there.

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

Have a great day,

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