Illustration of a Jewish family lighting the Sabbath candles. In Jewish tradition the Sabbath is a weekly day of rest and time of worship. The Sabbath candles are lit on Friday nights, 18 minutes before sunset, to welcome in the Jewish Sabbath. Lighting the candles is a rabbinically mandated law and traditionally done by the woman of the household. After lighting the candles, the woman waves her hands over them, covers her eyes, and recites a blessing. February 17, 2017. Photo by Mendy Hechtman/Flash90 *** Local Caption *** נרות
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