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We have an amazing assortment of Shabbat Candlesticks that suit every taste. Candlesticks are all available, shipped as soon as the orders arrive and with gift wrapping as required. We can even include a card to give a personal touch to a gift so you can ship it straight to the family member or friend for whom the gift is intended. We recognize that people have different tastes in Candlesticks and even offer a personalization service which includes engraving or other decorations.
Not all Shabbat Candlesticks are the same and we have a range that covers every purpose. For example, when travelling, the set you need is quite different from the type of Shabbat Candlesticks you have at home, on your table, in your cabinet as an art pieces or a family heirloom. The traveler set is smaller and comes in a box to protect it. That doesn’t mean that they aren’t beautiful! Our range of travel sets come in a lacquered box with bright, colorful paintings on the outside. The boxes are strong enough to protect the precious contents and have room for matches so you can keep all the items you need in one place. Some of our sets are so beautiful that the only way you’ll know that they are designed for travelling is that they are so small.
We have a full range of large, small, fat, simple and painted candles to be inserted into the candlesticks we sell or any others that you may be considering. Another aspect of our Shabbat Candlestick Sets for travelers is that they come with tea lights which can be lit easily and with minimal smoke. They can still be painted and decorated but they are on a smaller scale. We also have lighters so that you can light a wick and, at your own leisure, light all the other lights. This is particularly useful when you have young children who want to light. It can be difficult or even dangerous so a traditional lighter in materials from plastic to silver, will make it easier for all involved to accomplish the task at hand.
If you’re looking for something truly special; something that can be passed down from generation to generation, then we welcome you to consider our exquisite range of candelabras. These are presented in various styles from classic to modern and in an array of materials from traditional silver plated, to pewter, sterling silver, and hammered silver. The designs that we have on our Shabbat Candlesticks include the City of David, Noah’s Ark, Jerusalem Skyline – both in full-size and traveller versions – and even glass or the shape of pomegranates.
The Shabbat Candlesticks also come with various numbers of arms that can accommodate up to 6 lights at a time so there is no need for many different Shabbat Candlesticks to be present on your table. They can all be coordinated and connected to the one, central, candelabra. Many Shabbat Candlesticks come with trays so they do not have to sit on the table. These can be simple, silver creations of amazingly decorated and painted metal plates. Themes of these decorations include the Seven Spices of Israel in various colors and varieties.
It’s great to see that even in an area that is so traditional, where practices have been passed through generations for hundreds of years, there is scope for modernity and creativity. In this respect, I’m referring to the stylized, modernist interpretations of these traditional items. No longer is the traditional straight shape the only one available. We stock versions which are round, wavy and even separate blocks in the shape of love hearts. All are beautiful and we welcome you to explore them.
Shabbat Candlesticks are a central features to a Traditional house. There are 613 laws within ritual but one observed by many – even those who don’t observe many others – is that of lighting Shabbat Candlesticks every Friday night or on Religious Holidays. There is not a holiday which doesn’t involved lighting Candlesticks because it is considered to be the opening bell of each one. It is the point which differentiates between the sacred and the profane or the secular.
Light is considered a powerful blessing for Jews. It dispels the darkness and the fears that are involved and brings comfort to all members of the family on dark evenings. It also provides support and comfort to people who are ill or alone. At the Havdalah service, at the end of the Sabbath, the story is told that G-d directly taught Adam – the first man – how to make fire and bring light into the world. It is accorded such a high status in the religion. While a different light is used for the Havdalah service, all your needs can be found in our store, here: Havdalah Sets
Shabbat is a time that the whole family looks forward to all week. There is no rest like there is on Shabbat. People can’t work and the can’t drive so they are generally home or with friends in their neighbourhood. Shabbat really brings communities together because they not only join in prayer but there is also the tradition of inviting your friends over for Shabbat meals. All the while, the lights of the Shabbat are burning brightly. Shabbat is the only day of the week when kids aren’t allowed to play with their ‘screens’ because the use of electricity is also forbidden. That means that the kids are forced to interact with each other and other members of the family rather than sitting in their rooms on a tablet of smartphone or sitting in the TV consuming the latest cable offering for kids. Yes, it is a wonderful family time!
Most people don’t know that the Shabbat is not 24 hours like you would logically think. If we're told to work for six days of twenty-four hours it would make sense that on the seventh day when we're supposed to rest - the Shabbat - then we also rest for 24 hours. The word Shabbat even comes from the Hebrew word for Seven - Sheba. However, Shabbat is actually 25 hours. The reason for this is that the Rabbis cared so much that Jews wouldn’t work for the 24 hours that they needed to rest that they add a little bit on either side of the 24 hours as a fence around it to ensure it’s not breached.
Of course, you need to be careful when lighting any flame. There is a risk that they can catch fire if they aren’t appropriately protected. Fortunately, we sell many items that will secure your flames and prevent any dangerous consequences. If you belong to a family where each person lights their own flame, it can look like a pretty mini-forest of flame so you have to be careful. Placing all the lights on a metal or metal based tray is a great idea. We have many options in this area and they can be simple silver plate or wonderfully painted and decorated trays. In all cases, they are a good way to keep things neat and tidy as well as reducing the risks of fire.
So, when does the Shabbat start? This is a complex question and – as with so many other things – when Shabbat starts is up to interpretation. It is basically understood that the Shabbat starts an hour before sunset. That’s the safest time if you are trying to keep Shabbat. However, many major Rabbis through the ages have said that this isn’t the time Shabbat starts but, if you can go according to this time, it would be good. If it’s an emergency, you can start it 18 or even more minutes after this official time and you will not have broken the laws. So, if you see that the time for lighting the Lights is at 6.00pm, then you can safely take until 6.18pm to light them if you need it.
On the flip side, on Saturday night, when does the Shabbat end? The answer is easier than when it starts because there’s a clear sign. When three stars are visible in the sky, the Shabbat has ended. But some Rabbis say that the three stars need to be visible with the naked eye for Shabbat to be declared over and they need to be visible in one section of the sky. You need to be able to see all three stars at the same time in one look at the sky not by scanning all around the night sy until you see three stars and decide the Shabbat is over. They also need to be bright ones, not little tiny stars. So, what do you do when it’s cloudy? The safest thing to do is go online and look for official start and finish times as published by the religious authorities.