Figures Candlesticks – Medium CAT# MCS- 2 . Most rabbinic authorities hold that the requirement to light the Shabbat candles is of rabbinic origin. According to the rabbis, the lighting of Shabbat candles has a dual purpose: 1. To "honor the Shabbat" 2. For Shalom bayit or domestic tranquility. In some households, more than two candles are lit. Some families light an additional candle for each child. Lighting the candles is known as licht bentshen in Yiddish. It is customary for a woman to light the candles, but if there is no woman in the household, a man may light them. * Each wooden article is hand – painted with a brush using acrylic colors and then lacquered. The items can be washed by hand in water since they are coated with several layers of lacquer * Made and Shipped from the Holy Land * Approved by the strictest Kosher Jewish Authorities * Made by Israeli Artists * Best Price Product.