The History and Symbolism of Lighting Shabbat Candles

In this short, informative video, Rabbi Michael Laitner offers both historical and spiritual explanations for the Shabbat evening candle lighting and provides guidelines on how to fulfill the commandment. This video is appropriate for people of all backgrounds who want to learn more about the history and meaning behind the ritual. Rabbi Laitner is the assistant rabbi at Finchley Synagogue in north-west London and the Director of Education for the United Synagogue, the largest synagogue body in Europe comprised of 64 British Orthodox Synagogues.