Shabbat Candles – De-Lightful Jewish Symbol
Symbols / Traditions and Rituals

Shabbat Candles – De-Lightful Jewish Symbol

Shabbat candles, and the candles we light for Jewish holidays, are a fixture of Jewish life and Jewish design. They feature especially prominently on challah covers, and are used here for a tzedakah jar. But why do we light Shabbat candles? Early rabbinic teachers derived the practice from the prophet Isaiah’s call to make Shabbat … Continue reading

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