Saturday, February 5, 2011

Spectacular Shabbat Sunset...

if I do say so myself:

While Shabbat starts at sunset, candles are traditionally lit 18 minutes before that as fires should not be started after sunset.  Had I been better organized, I think this is about the time I would have been lighting candles.


  1. How beautiful, what a calming and restful beauty to the sky.

  2. Well, now that you're a Bat Mitzvah, shouldn't the candles just light themselves? It's the least they could do. Jeez.

    (I am an un-Bat Mitzvah'd Jew, and a wise ass. I would have liked to go through the process as a child, but my father refused to get up on a weekend morning to take me to temple after my brother declined Hebrew school. My cousin is your age and she had one recently, too.)