Rabbi Jonathan Sacks on How and Why to Light the Candles

The following video from Jewish Online Guides, an educational initiative by The United Synagogue, explores the lighting of the Shabbat candles according to Orthodox Ashkenazi tradition. Complete with an introduction to the meaning behind lighting the candles by the Former Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, this video breaks down the candle lighting ceremony into practical steps. This video is particularly helpful for those looking to learn how to recite the blessing over the candles, as a transliteration of the text appears at the bottom of the screen. The United Synagogue is the largest synagogue body in Europe comprised of 64 British Orthodox Synagogues with over 40,000 members.