Shabbat Candlestick Holders- Square- Sodalite- Blue and White
These Shabbat candlestick holders are handmade from sodalite stone. They are beautifully hand carved in a rectangular/ square shape (square on the top and bottom). They have a beautiful blue and white color. The sodalite is 100% pure stone so the color may vary slightly.
Dimensions: 2" Length x 2" Width x 5" Height. The base is 3" Length x 3" Width
Shabbat candles are lit on Friday evening, before sunset, to bring in the Jewish Sabbath. Lighting Shabbat candles is a rabbinically mandated law. Candle lighting is traditionally done by the woman of the household, but in the absence of a woman, it is done by a man. After lighting the candles, the woman moves her hands over the candles and towards her; she then covers her eyes and recites a blessing.
The candles are lit before the starting time of Shabbat, which between locations, but is generally 18 or 20 minutes before sunset. In some places the customary time is earlier. For example, Shabbat begins 30 minutes before sunset in Haifa and 40 minutes before sunset in Jerusalem. Although the reason for this is unclear, it is speculated that mountains in those cities obstruct the horizon and once made it difficult to know if sunset had arrived. The same may be true of other locations that have varying beginning times for Shabbat