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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 14 minutes before sunset is the latest. But before 14 minutes, she can definitely still light.) She definitely cannot light ...


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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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The Pri Migadim says this is the custom, and suggests it is for man and woman, pointing to Eliya Rabba, who explains what that means: A man has 248 limbs, a woman 252. נר (candle) is 250, so 250 times 2 equals the number of limbs in man and woman combined. The Eliya Rabba brings this as an alternative reason for two candles on Shabbos. There the Eliya Rabba ...


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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