A candle brings light to a house, but a Shabbat candle brings life to us.  Mama lights the candles and prays to Hashem.  One day I’ll do the same.  When Mama talks to Hashem, she asks Him for health and happiness for me and my brothers.  When we have Shabbat with the candles, it brings Shabbat to life.  The candle flames dance around, and when the light is gone in the morning, I can’t wait for the next Shabbat so we can light again.

— Rebecca Kharasov, Age 12
Yeshiva Sha’arei Zion
New York, USA