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Lighting Shabbat Candles

Everything you need to know about kindling the Sabbath lights.

Candle-Lighting Blessings for Yom Kippur

Blessings for beginning Yom Kippur in Hebrew, English, and transliteration.

What Do Shabbat Candles Have to Do With Eve’s Sin?

According to the Midrash, the lighting of Sabbath candles is a symbolic rectification for Eve's sin in the Garden of Eden. Why?

How to Say the Blessing Over Shabbat Candles

This blessing is recited after the lighting of candles on Friday night.

Why Every Home Needs Its Own Menorah

The tradition of lighting Hanukkah candles in every household teaches that all of us have the power to lighten our little corner of the world.

Hanukkah 2016

Get ready to light the menorah on Dec. 24.

Ask the Expert: Shabbat in the Land of the Midnight Sun

How can I tell when Shabbat starts if it never gets dark?

Shabbat Candles: Some Women’s Customs

What are the customs that shape this tradition?

Shabbat Candle-Lighting Times

Find out when Shabbat starts.