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Lighting the Shabbat Candles

This week, Yael continues her five-part series about one of the most significant, but often misunderstood, Jewish observances — the Sabbath, or Shabbat.

One of the most iconic and treasured rituals associated with the Jewish observance of the Sabbath is the lighting of the Shabbat candles each Friday evening at sundown. Yael shares why this ritual is so special to her personally, and how it serves as both a powerful moment in her week, creating a deep connection to her family, her Jewish roots, and God.

Listen now to learn how this Shabbat ritual helps us bring light into the world, while also kindling and nurturing the flame deep inside each of us.

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