A Beginners’ Guide to Shabbat Candle Lighting: Article and Video

The following article, How to Light Shabbat Candles, by Rabbi Michael Strassfeld, Richard Siegel and Sharon Strassfeld, discusses both the how to’s of the Shabbat candle lighting ceremony and the significance behind the ritual, according to a plethora of Jewish thinkers and philosophies. Reprinted with permission from The Jewish Catalogue, a thorough ‘do it yourself’ guide to Jewish rituals from the 1960’s, this article provides the text of the blessing in Hebrew, English translation and transliteration for those who want to learn how to read and pronounce the words.  The accompanying video provides additional guidance and insight regarding this ritual. This post was sourced from My Jewish Learning, a website offering a wide range of resources about Judaism for people of all backgrounds.