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Used specifically for questions that are generally about Jewish holidays on which activity is heavily restricted (first and last days of Pesach, Shavuot, Rosh Hashana, Yom Kippur, first day(s) of Sukkot, and Shemini Ateret). But use [chagim-holidays] for questions about Jewish holidays in more generality; a specific-holiday tag for questions about any one holiday; and [shabbat] for questions that apply equally to Shabbat and holidays.

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I've seen people use a metal tray for this. (Sometimes the tray also holds the candlesticks, if there's any concern they could be knocked over.) If the candles are votive-style, in glass holders, th …
answered Oct 17 '17 by Monica Cellio
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Rosh Hashana is a two-day holiday. If Wednesday night begins the first day, as noted by Ari Brodsky in a comment on the question, then playing on Thursday, either before or after sundown, doesn't hel …
answered Mar 24 '13 by Monica Cellio
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Yes, we always light Shabbat candles, and at the usual time (non-primary source). The only time a holiday affects candle-lighting is that on the second day of a two-day holiday, so long as the second …
answered Oct 2 '11 by Monica Cellio
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Yeah, especially when a diaspora yom tov is adjacent to Shabbat, it sometimes feels like a long slog. I sometimes feel like I'm fighting an uphill battle because I didn't do this from birth -- it isn …
answered Nov 26 '15 by Monica Cellio
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Now that we've moved the clocks, I realized that it's possible to do the inverse of @jake's answer from the eastern time zone: shabbat ended this week before 6PM, so if I'd thought of it I could have …
answered Nov 15 '11 by Monica Cellio