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Nerot Shabbat || נֵרוֹת שַׁבָּת || Shabbat Candles

To honor the Shabbat, women light Shabbat candles to usher in the Shabbat. The candles must be lit at least 18 minutes before sunset on Friday night. Married women light two candles and girls one. Some women light an additional candle for each chil. The candles should be lit on the table where the Friday night meal is eaten. It is customary to give some money to צדקה before the candles are lit. Once the candles have been lit all the Shabbat laws apply.