Shabbat Preparations: Shabbat Candles

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Shabbat customarily begins with the lighting of candles. Although traditionally a woman’s mitzvah, candles can be lit by anyone. The idea is that the Jewish way of fighting negativity and evil is not to attack the darkness head on. You’ll never win. Instead light a candle – do a good deed. A little light pushes away a lot of darkness.

To read up on the significance of candle lighting, as well as what the prayer is, click here.

Posting Requirements


  1. Light Shabbat candles with a friend or family member.

  2. Take a photo of the two of you lighting it.
    • Please take the photo of the two of you lighting your candles during the week to avoid violating Shabbat.


  3. Describe what Shabbat candles mean to you.