Shabbat Candles – Neirot Shabbat

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Divine light visible to human eyes.

For a mitzvah is a candle and Torah is light. (Proverbs 6:23) Every mitzvah shines it’s particular light into our world. And there will come a time when we will see that light with our eyes.

But when candles are lit for Shabbat before sunset, it is a mitzvah-light all eyes can see and enjoy right now.
It may seem to some an ordinary light, just another flame. But in truth, you have ignited the darkness of our world and extracted its secret: That it too is light.
By Tzvi Freeman