Shabbat – The Third Candle

We have a candlestick that belonged to our Great Grandparents. Only one has survived. This is the third candle that we light on special Shabbat occasions. Not only is it permissable to light more than two candles, in fact it is particularly meritorious. “And God blessed the seventh day: What did he bless it with? Light.”
Some people light an additional candle for each child in the family. Once you’ve lit a certain number, it is a custom never to decrease that number.
Students away from home should light candles for themselves, as they are no longer within the household of their parents.

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