Art work of shabbat candles and kiddush cup and challah

25 Shabbat Facts Every Jew Should Know

25 Shabbat Facts Every Jew Should Know

Posner, Menachem
April 25, 2021

Shabbat begins on Friday at sunset and ends on Saturday evening after nightfall (when the sun has completely set).


How do we “bring in Shabbat”? By kindling Shabbat candles!


“Jewish women and girls (or men, when there are no women present) light Shabbat candles 18 minutes before sunset on Friday afternoon and on the eve of Jewish holidays… Single girls and women light one candle, and married women light (at least) two candles.”



Learn more about the practicalities of when to light, how to light, where to light, and who should light candles for Shabbat here:


To calculate candle-lighting time in your place of residence, click here: