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A Guide to Buying Shabbat Candlesticks
Lighting Shabbat candlesticks have been a part of Judaism since its very beginning. It has always been a mitzvah that must be done by women. Every Friday evening, as the sun begins to set, Jewish families all over the globe find themselves around a dinner table prepared to start their Shabbat celebrations. Several amazing smells are floating around the room, including those of fluffy challah, perfectly cooked chicken, and kosher wine. Before the feast starts, the women of the family get together and light their Shabbat candlesticks, allowing the Day of Rest to commence. Besides Shabbat, women also light these candles during high Jewish holidays.
Many young women begin lighting their own Shabbat candles after they have had their Bat Mitzvah, yet some women only start to do so once they are married. There are many variations of Shabbat candlesticks to allow every woman to have ones that fit her personality. The numerous types of Shabbat candlesticks make it easy to give them as Bat Mitzvah or wedding gifts for every woman you know. The Shabbat candlesticks we offer come in traditional styles that look like they came down from your grandmother to abstract designs made of all different shapes and colors to please the artistically minded women. There is a perfect fit set of Shabbat candlesticks for every woman and we have made a list to help you find out which one suits you best!
For the Jet-setter Woman
Lighting Shabbat candles every Friday evening, when you live a busy, on-the-go lifestyle, is not always easy. For the women who are constantly moving from city to city, we have created travel-sized Shabbat candlesticks, to ensure that any woman can keep the mitzvah special by having their pair. The travel-sized Shabbat candlesticks are made to fold up into each other or were made into a single tray so that you never need to stress about losing one while you’re globetrotting from city to city. These on-the-go Shabbat candlesticks are also suited for the girls who spend their summers at sleep-away camps. Wherever these travel Shabbat candlesticks are brought, they are sure to make other girls envious! Having your travel candlesticks allows you to keep Shabbat the special day without any worries.
For the Traditional Lady
There is a point in every young girl’s life where she looks up to the older women in her family and thinks that she wants to grow up to be just like them. For many, this idea remains with them for the entirety of their life. For the women who believe in keeping the tradition of practicing Shabbat in the same manner that their mothers and grandmothers did, we have created a wide range of classic Shabbat candlesticks. The beauty of the traditional Shabbat candlesticks is that they are never going to go out of style, and therefore can be passed down from generation to generation. Many of our classic models were influenced by the traditional Shabbat candlesticks found in the Israel Museum, which reflect different Jewish communities from across the globe.
For the Jerusalem Lover
All people who follow the Jewish faith have a form of connection to Jerusalem, the capital city of Israel. Many women hold Jerusalem very close to their heart and let everyone know about their love for this sacred city. For these women, we have created Jerusalem candlesticks to remind her of this special place every time she goes to light her Shabbat candles. There is no doubt that any Jerusalem lover would be thrilled to receive these Shabbat candlesticks as a present. Their eyes are sure to light up when they see Jerusalem’s unique skyline painted on the candlesticks. Bringing the Jerusalem candlesticks into a home allows one to feel the warmth of the city no matter where they are in the world.
For the Artsy Girl
Every an individual is unique, and there’s no doubt about that, but some people were born to stand out. For the women who love abstract art and eccentric styles, we recommend a pair of modern Shabbat candlesticks to make their personalities. The modern Shabbat candlesticks come in a wide range of different forms, ranging from Star of David motifs to Picasso inspired designs. These versatile candlesticks may be bursting with color, but they remain appropriate for Shabbat celebrations. These statement candlesticks make excellent Bat Mitzvah gifts for young women with exceptional personalities. Whoever chooses to put these unique candlesticks on their table during Shabbat is sure to make their family smile.
For the Modernׁ Diva
Everyone knows a fashionista who follow tons of models on Instagram and loves to spend her days going from boutique to boutique to discover the latest styles. Whoever comes to mind as you read the previous sentence is a perfect fit for our designer Shabbat candlesticks. Knowing already that she is a woman who loves receiving gifts, these work as an ideal gift for your diva friend at any time of year! With her designer Shabbat candlesticks, she’ll be able to practice fashion and faith all at once. Our designer candlesticks are all made by Israel’s most highly recognized artists and are both fashion-forward and timeless, making every Shabbat a wonderful time.