Shabbat Blessing

Shabbat and Festival Blessings for Candle Lighting

Part of observing Sabbath (Shabbat) and the Holy Days, we light candles and say the blessing. This is always done before sundown.

This page will help you with the Shabbat and Festival blessing for candle lighting.

For candle lighting times corresponding to sundown, see

Shabbat Blessing, Lighting of the Candles

Arms are motioned three times, hands drawn over the flames as if to bring the light toward you, then covering your face as the special blessing is said:

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