Shabbat Brass Candle Holder
Shabbat Brass Candle Holder
Shabbat Brass Candle Holder
Tribal Bod Mod

Shabbat Brass Candle Holder

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Vintage from before 2000

When most people think of holidays, they think of annual celebrations, but in Judaism there is one holiday that occurs every week - the Sabbath. Known in Hebrew as Shabbat and in Yiddish as Shabbos, this holiday is central to Jewish Life. As the great Jewish writer, Adad Ha-Am has observed: "More than the Jewish people has kept the Sabbath, the Sabbath has kept the Jewish people." The Sabbath truly has been a unifying force for Jews the world over.

It is traditional to light two candles prior to sunset. Eliezer b. Joel Halevi (Ravya, twelfth-thirteenth centuries) first noted this custom, suggesting that it reflects the biblical commandments to "guard" (shamor) and "remember" (zakhor) Shabbat.2 These commandments are also referenced in Lecha Dodi, our Kabbalat Shabbat prayer welcoming the Sabbath bride.

This nicely cast and worked piece features holders for the two candles and is back by representations of the Great Temple in Jerusalem and the Tree Of Life. 'Made in the Holy Land', this is a fine and useful display piece for display as well as ritual. Measures about 10 inches high.