Saturday, January 14, 2012

Traditional and Modern Shabbat Candlesticks by Israeli Artists

Today, I'd like to show some unique designs of Shabbat Candlesticks by Israeli designers. Shabbat candlesticks make popular Jewish gifts since they are both decorative and practical..
Jewish people all around the world observe Shabbat by kindling lights and performing Kiddush service. And so, Shabbat candlesticks have become one of the most popular Judaica items.

Here I shall bring you Shabbat candlesticks in unique designs by Israeli designers . Israeli artists have created a wide selection of candlesticks in assorted materials and style. You can find these pieces at this Judaica Store.

Lighting Shabbat Candlesticks

The ritual of lighting Shabbat candles every Friday night before sunset, the Jewish family welcomes the Shabbat by lighting Shabbat candles. Two candles are traditionally lit to welcome the Shabbat. Around twenty minutes before the sun goes down, the mother or daughter says a quiet prayer while placing her hands over her eyes. In case there is no woman in the household, a man may light the candles.

The woman who recites the blessing covers her eyes so she would not enjoy the sacred candle light before blessing is completed. The blessing over the candles is: "Blessed are You, LORD, our God, King of the universe, who has sanctified us with His commandments and commanded us to light the Shabbat candles". According to tradition, as Shabbat comes in, the skies open up, and it is time for the woman who recites the blessing to make her deepest wishes.

 Why do we light Shabbat candles?

The act of lighting Shabbat candles represents the Creation of the Light. In lighting Shabbat candles we fulfill two Mitzvahs: to honor the Shabbat, and bring domestic peace and tranquility (Shlom Bayit).

Decorative Shabbat Candlesticks - beautify the Shabbat Since it is important Mitzvah to honor the Shabbat, it is appropriate to beautify the ritual with special candlesticks. Shabbat candlesticks are made from assorted materials and styles. Shabbat candlesticks can be made from metal, wood, crystal and more. Shabbat candlesticks come in various styles: traditional or modern, western or eastern. Shabbat candlesticks will often include prominent Jewish symbols as Jerusalem or the Star of David.

Jerusalem Shabbat Candlesticks

Decorative Shabbat candlesticks make popular gifts for many Jewish occasions. Contemporary Judaica designers have created a wide selection of Shabbat candlesticks to glorify the Shabbat. You can also find travel Shabbat candlesticks, specially designed to be carried anywhere you go.

Travel Shabbat candlesticks

Whatever style you prefer, Shabbat candlesticks make a perfect gift for festive occasions in the Jewish home – weddings, housewarming, Bar or Bat Mitzvah and Jewish holidays.

Modern Shabbbat Candlesticks by Israeli artist Agayof

1 comment:

  1. Thanks, very nice post.