Remember when we commence the Erev Shabbat, when entire family gather the table meal, we must declare and acknowledge Elohim our Creator of Universe.
We would like to encourage those who had learn about the significant of Shabbat to have your own shabbat with your own family members or invite your relatives and friend to learn the truth of Shabbat, the Torah and goodnews of Yeshua. I did a brief the summary guidelines on what are basic requirement to have your own sweet Shabbat fellowship with the Almighy together with your family. As you grow in your understanding the Torah, you can learn to give your best items that you have for the Shabbat.
Karaites do not practice the ritual of lighting candles before Shabbat, because of their interpretation of the Torah verse, “You shall not [burn] (Heb: ba’ar) a fire in any of your dwellings on the day of Shabbat.”
Lighting Shabbat candles (Hebrew: נרות שבת) is a rabbinically mandated law in Judaism.
Two candles or more are lit on Friday evening, 18 minutes before sundown, to welcome the Sabbath.
Candle lighting is traditionally done by the woman of the household, though in the absence of a woman, it is done by a man. After lighting the candles, the woman waves her hands over them, covers her eyes, and recites a blessing.
Source of the commandment
Most rabbinic authorities hold that the requirement to light the Shabbat candles is of rabbinic origin.
According to the rabbis, the lighting Shabbat candles has a dual purpose:
1. To “honor the Shabbat” (כבוד שבת)
2. For Shalom bayit or domestic tranquility (שלום בית)
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.
Candle Lighting (Halacha, Jewish Laws, Jewish Customs)
see page 7 of the Siddur
Baruch atah Adonai Eloheinu Melekh Ha Olam, asher kidshanu b'mitvotave v'tzi vanu l'hadik ner shel Shabbat.
Blessed are You, Adonai our God King of the Universe who sanctified us with His commandments and commanded us to kindle the lights of the Shabbat.
Alternative Blessing for welcoming the Shabbat
The practice of lighting of Shabbat Candles is merely Jewish Tradition, we are not commanded in the written Torah. We place emphasis on the Biblical command to sanctify the Shabbat with this Blessing.
Blessed are You Adonai our Elohim, King of the Universe Who sanctified us with His commandments and commanded us to sanctifiy the Shabbat Days.Baruch atah Adonay Eloheinu Melekh Ha Olam, Asher Kidshanu Bid-varecha Ve Natan Lanu et Yeshua mishichenu Ve Tzevanu LeHiyot Or La Olam Amen
Blessed are You Adonay Eloheinu King of the Universe who has sanctified us in Your word and given us Yeshua a our Mashiach and command us to be light to the world Amen.
Baruch Atah Adonai Eloheinu Melekh HaOlam Borei pri HaGafen
Blessed are You Adonai our God King of the Universe, Creator of the Fruit of the Vine
Netilat Yadayim - Washing Blessing:
Nitilat Yadam - see page 26 of the Siddur
Barukh attah HASHEM (ADONAI) Eloheinu melekh ha-olam, asher kiddeshanu bemitzvotav vetzivanu al netilat yadayim.
Blessed are You, HASHEM (ADONAI) our G-d, King of theuniverse,
who has sanctified us with Your commandments, and commanded us about washing the hands.
A Bowl and a two handled pitcher is traditionally used for the hand washing ceremony. The two handled pitcher derives from the concern over ritual purity during the time of the Second Temple. Since impurities were transmitted through contact, the two handled pitcher was developed as means of ritually cleaning the hands. Just as when a person is clean must not return or walk or do the ways of uncleanness or the old way or old nature that will redefile himself again.
Take hold of pitcher on the right hand wash the hand on the left, then change over hand hold on the left handle then wash the right hand. Refill the pitcher then hand over to the next person, using your left hand hold the left handle and pass it to the next person will use the right hand to hold on to the right handle of the pitcher
Lift up the Challah, place both on top each other, then say the blessing - see siddur pg 26 bottom page
Baruch Atah Adonai, Eloheinu Melekh Ha Olam, Ha Motzi Lechem min Ha aretz
Blessed are You Adonai our God King of the Universe Who brings forth bread from the earth
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Unleaven Bread will be use during Shabbat for Passover, or New Moon and the period of the Seven days of unleaven bread only.
This is simple Erev Shabbat for Kiddush and blessing of the Challah, a low table "Japanese dine table", sitting on the floor.