On the commandment to light candles

According to Jewish tradition, each Friday evening before sunset the woman of the home (or the man if there is no woman present), lights the Shabbat candles: one candle for an unmarried woman and two for a married woman.
Read more...The candles are generally placed on or close to the Shabbat table. One of the primarily reasons for this is to illuminate the home so that those who dwell within it can see.
The woman recites the blessing “barukh atah adonai eloheiny melekh haolam asher kid shanu be mitzvotav ve tzivanu lehadlik ner shel Shabbat”, which means “Blessed are You, L-rd our G-d, King of the universe, who has sanctified us with His commandments and commanded us to light the Shabbat candles.”
Just as G-d stopped creating the universe on the seventh day, we too refrain from creating on the seventh day of the week.
G-d commanded us to observe the Shabbat day: this is the fourth of the Ten Commandments. However, it appears differently in the two books of the Torah that contain the Ten Commandments:
Exodus and Deuteronomy.
Here are both versions:
זָכוֹר אֶת-יוֹם הַשַּׁבָּת לְקַדְּשׁוֹ
Exodus 20:8
שָׁמוֹר אֶת יוֹם הַשַּׁבָּת לְקַדְּשׁוֹ
Deuteronomy 5 :12
The first version of this commandment tells us to:
Remember the Sabbath day to keep it holy”, yet the second version tells us to: “Observe the Sabbath day to keep it holy.”

A GOOD OPPORTUNITY TO RECITE PERSONAL PRAYERS:


The lighting of the Shabbat candles is a propitious moment to speak to G-d and to address Him with personal prayers that express our hearts’ desires. This is the reason that so many women have taken on the custom of reciting a “yehi ratzon” to ask G-d for good things. Here is a translation of the text in English:
May it be Your will, Lord my God and God of my fathers, to be gracious to me (and to my spouse, children, parents) and to all my family; grant us and all Israel good and long life; remember us for good and blessing; consider us for salvation and compassion; bless us with great blessings; make our household complete, crowning our home with the feeling of Your Divine Presence dwelling among us.
Make me worthy to raise learned children and grandchildren, who are wise and understanding, who love and fear God, people of truth, holy and attached to God, who will dazzle the world with Torah and goodness and service of God. Please hear our prayers, in the merit of our matriarchs Sarah, Rebecca, Rachel and Leah, and ensure that the glow of our lives will never be dimmed.
Show us the glow of Your face and we will be saved. Amen It is this text that I wanted to showcase in my designs, in order to offer a decorative yet useful product.

CREATION PROCESS:


Each design is first painted in watercolour and then scanned by professionals.
I offer high quality prints, some of which I rework by hand after printing in order to add gold leaf. This gives the design even more shine and emphasis.
I work from Jerusalem and, as with all my products, I ship both within Israel and all over the world.

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  • 48$75$

    I am happy to present my new fine-art collection of shabbat candle lighting blessing.
    This piece makes a beautiful and special gift for: Bat Mitzvah, new home (hanukat ha’bayit) , Hostess gift, Holidays, Mothers Day, Birthday, Engagements, Weddings, Anniversaries…

    It is good to place these paintings next to the Shabbat candle lights so that you can recite the Hebrew prayer (yehi ratzon) after the blessing.

    These Shabbat Candle Lighting Blessing paintings are modern, far from the “Judaica” style that we used to. 
    The prayer is framed by the Lekha Dodi song and instruments which immediately brings us into the Shabbat atmosphere. The Lekha Dodi‘s sentence is in gold leaves that I laid by hand.

    Dimension: 34×34 cm

    These paintings were watercolor painted, then scanned and printed in high quality by professionals. There are no differences between the authentic and the printed. 

    You can also find this pattern of “lekha dodi” in some  challot cover.
    Give a challah cover and a Shabbath Candles Blessing of the same pattern is the perfect wedding gift!

    This piece is also available with many different varieties of text or feel free to add your own. I would be delighted to help you réalise this project with you ! Feel free to contact me.

    AVAILABILITY: In stock

  • 42$

    I am happy to present my new fine-art collection of shabbat candles blessing.
    This piece makes a beautiful and special gift for: Bat Mitzvah, new home (hanukat ha’bayit) , Hostess gift, Holidays, Mothers Day, Birthday, Engagements, Weddings, Anniversaries…

    It is good to place these paintings next to the Shabbat candle lights so that you can recite the Hebrew prayer (yehi ratzon) after the blessing.

    These Shabbat Candles Blessing paintings are modern, far from the “Judaica” style that we used to. In this painting, Jerusalem at night is representing with a dreamlike spirit. The candle lighting prayer is in gold leaves.
    Dimension: A4

    These paintings were watercolor painted, then scanned and printed in high quality by professionals. There are no differences between the authentic and the printed. The gold leaves detail is added by hand.

    This piece is also available with many different varieties of text or feel free to add your own. I would be delighted to help you réalise this project with you ! Feel free to contact me.

    AVAILABILITY: In stock

  • 45$

    I am happy to present my new fine-art collection of shabbat candles blessing.
    This piece makes a beautiful and special gift for: Bat Mitzvah, new home (hanukat ha’bayit) , Hostess gift, Holidays, Mothers Day, Birthday, Engagements, Weddings, Anniversaries…

    It is good to place these paintings next to the Shabbat candle lights so that you can recite the Hebrew prayer (yehi ratzon) after the blessing.

    These Shabbat Candles Blessing paintings are modern, far from the “Judaica” style that we used to.
    It represents the galaxy with Jewish life elements floating in the space with its gold leaves hands in the middle.
    Dimension: A4

    These paintings were watercolor painted, then scanned and printed in high quality by professionals. There are no differences between the authentic and the printed. The gold leaves detail is added by hand.

    You can also find this pattern of “hands praying style with hadlakat nerot prayer” in a painting for your house and challah cover.

    This piece is also available with many different varieties of text or feel free to add your own. I would be delighted to help you réalise this project with you ! Feel free to contact me.

    AVAILABILITY: In stock

  • 27$81$

    Pomegranates – Shabbat Candles Blessing

    I am happy to present my new fine-art collection of shabbat candle lighting blessing.
    This piece makes a beautiful and special gift for: Bat Mitzvah, new home (hanukat ha’bayit) , Hostess gift, Holidays, Mothers Day, Birthday, Engagements, Weddings, Anniversaries…

    It is good to place these paintings next to the Shabbat candle lights so that you can recite the Hebrew prayer (yehi ratzon) after the blessing.

    You will find a lot of flowery patterns, my favorite theme, but also plenty of colors and elements of Jewish life (pomegranate, the Shabbat song Lekha Dodi, the Fatima’s hand, and others). After printing, I like to put on some of my drawings a gold leaves touch, which explains the higher cost of these drawings.

    Dimension: 34×34 cm and 20x20cm

    These paintings were watercolor painted, then scanned and printed in high quality by professionals. There are no differences between the authentic and the printed. The gold leaves detail is added by hand.

    You can also find this pattern of Pomegranates in a challah cover.
    Give a challah cover and a birkat habayit of the same pattern is the perfect wedding gift!

    This piece is also available with many different varieties of text or feel free to add your own. I would be delighted to help you réalise this project with you ! Feel free to contact me.

    AVAILABILITY: In stock

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