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This microfilm copy of the New York Times special millennium edition (dated January 1, 2100, actually published January 1, 2000) shows the Shabbat candle lighting times entry that you refer to. It is found in the lower left corner. The actual text of it says: JEWISH WOMEN/GIRLS LIGHT SHABBAT candles today 18 minutes before sunset In New York 4:39 ...


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If half an hour has passed since you lit the candles (assuming you didn't light early) then you no longer need a Shamash. You can even extinguish the candles at that point. This is explicit in the Shulchan Aruch סימן תרעב - זמן הדלקת נר חנכה הִלְכָּךְ צָרִיךְ לִתֵּן בָּהּ שֶׁמֶן כְּזֶה הַשִּׁעוּר, וְאִם נָתַן בָּהּ יוֹתֵר יָכוֹל לְכַבּוֹתָהּ לְאַחַר ...


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The Tur (OC 672) says that lighting during the day doesn't work because (alluding to Chulin 60b) שרגא בטיהרא מאי אהני – "a candle in the daytime, what does it accomplish?" In other words, flames aren't noticeable in broad daylight that the miracle would be publicized.


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If it is within the 18 minutes before sundown, she can light. (Not sure if this is true for the entire 18 minutes, since tosfos Shabbos is required both at the beginning and the end of Shabbos; I remember reading an opinion here that 4 minutes before sunset is the latest. But before 4 minutes, she can definitely still light.) She definitely cannot light at ...


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Halachically Speaking - page 11 quoting Miyum Hahalacha 4:46 says one should not put candles on the birthday cake. The practice of putting candles on a birthday cake corresponding to the celebrant’s age does not stem from a Jewish custom and should not be done Rabbi Eli Mansour quoting Rabbi Avraham Blumenkrantz says it should not be done. It ...


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Aish.com says one should light at home, so long they will remain lit until they return - or alternatively stay home until it is dark before going out to eat. What if we won't be home for dinner Friday night? Light your candles at home if you will be returning to sleep there, as long as they will still be burning when you return home. Otherwise, light ...


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With candles, their's a large variety of customs, so this is only a partial answer. Until marriage, girls light one candle. http://m.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/1221742/jewish/Do-Young-Girls-Light-Shabbat-and-Holiday-Candles.htm This is from the lubavitcher Rebbe. Unfortunately, I can't find the exact source of the article, but I heard the ...


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See the notes below which show that one can stipulate that lighting the candles will not bring in the Shabbas until later, while saying maarive absolutely does so. DinOnline says Driving After Lighting Candles 19 Av 5771 The Question: Can a single person light shabbos candles with a bracha with a tanai (condition) that shabbos will be accepted ...


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I agree with DanF's answer above. This has nothing to do with yahrzeit candles. If someone has a yahrzeit they should light a 24 hour candle to help remind him to think about the special qualities of the person who passed away, doing Mitzvos and/or learning Torah in his/her memory, and normally it is lit at home where one spends time and will notice the ...


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R Moshe Shternbuch (Moadim uZmannim 7:117) says that while the best thing is to say Shehechiyanu at Kiddush like everyone else, a woman who on Yom Tov will say Shehechiyanu at candle lighting and says the blessing on lighting before lighting the candles should be instructed to say the Shechiyanu blessing after lighting the candles to avoid any concerns of ...


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I believe the common custom is indeed calculated based on latitude and longitude alone. However, this is certainly not a unanimous assumption, considering that in addition to latitude and longitude, your own elevation, as well as the elevation of the western horizon, will affect the appearance of sunset. I believe Yeshivat Birkat Moshe, in Maale Adumim, ...


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I would say that since this commemorates the miracle of lighting the menorah in the Temple (as explained in many locations) we have to light in the same way that the menorah was lit in the temple. This was done at night and not during the day. Additionally, the pirsumei nisa is mainly at night when the candles can be seen in the dark. They would not really ...


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I have seen it with my own eyes a few years ago. Although that doesn't make sense since your reference says it was printed in 2000. But i remember seeing it in the past 6 or so years.


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It is not a Passover custom. You are speaking of the normal Shabbat and Yom Tov candelabra. There is a custom cited by Mishnah Berurah 263:6 to light seven or ten candles. This could be a reason why silversmiths make seven branched candelabras beside the custom referred to below. A woman lights candles for her family before Shabbat and Yom Tov. The custom ...


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While the answerers who preceded me are correct that this seems no different from the regular candelabrum for any other holiday or Shabas, I'll note that Shulchan Aruch (472:2) says: He should set his table (for the seder on Pesach) with nice receptacles to the extent of his ability. Magen Avraham (paraphrased also in Mishna B'rura) explains: All ...


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I think that the answer is "simpler" than what sabbahillel mentioned. In the picture, I see a total of 8 "cups". I know that this may sound strange, but, I have seen some people use an 8 cup menorah rather than the 9 cup one that you commonly see. The 9th cup is for the shamash, and some people don't specifically place this on the menorah at all. Some ...


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Yes you can light shabbat "candles" using battery powered flashlights. Some rule you can even do so using electric lights (although others disagree). Here is one source Hacham Ben Sion, in his work Or Le'sion (vol. 3, p. 189, and vol. 2, 18:13), writes that one does not fulfill the obligation of Shabbat candles with electric lights because the "fuel"...


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the Arizal reportedly was able to tell things from looking at the flame of a candle as Rav Chaim Vital says in the Introduction to Shaar HaHakdamot He knew the mysteries of gilgul [reincarnation], who had been born previously, and who was here for the first time. He could look at a person and tell him how he was connected to higher spiritual levels, ...


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If you attend a public menorah lighting such as what Chaba"d does by lighting the huge "Central Park" menorah, Shulchan Arukh, Orach Chayyim 676:3 says: מִי שֶׁלֹּא הִדְלִיק וְאֵינוֹ עָתִיד לְהַדְלִיק בְּאוֹתוֹ הַלַּיְלָה, וְגַם אֵין מַדְלִיקִין עָלָיו בְּתוֹךְ בֵּיתוֹ, כְּשֶׁרוֹאֶה נֵר חֲנֻכָּה מְבָרֵךְ: שֶׁעָשָׂה נִסִים, וּבְלֵיל רִאשׁוֹן מְבָרֵךְ ...


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This actually can be answered by logic. On Yom Tov one is allowed to light a candle from an existing flame. As a result, one would light the candle at home upon returning there. Since one would do this at once, the light of the candles would now be used and be yotzei lighting the candles. For example Thus, if one eats out, one can light the Yom Tov candles ...


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The most common custom is that there is no special duty for a single girl to light Shabbos lights at all. If anyone but the married woman of the house is lighting, the tradition is to light two. Including if a wife isn't home and the husband is lighting. Or your case. The Lubavitcher rebbe invented the practice of all girls lighting. It hasn't been going on ...


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The issue would seem to be covering one's head during prayer or blessings (in this case the blessing on the candles). Rabbi Adir Hakohen of Yeshivat Kisse Rahamim quotes Rav Ovadiah z"l (Yabia Omer vol. 6 ch. 15) here as holding that the custom today is for unmarried girls to not cover their heads during blessings, and they have halachic backing for this, ...



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