One Shabbat, we had a non-religious guest.  She didn’t keep Shabbat.  When we lit the candles, she saw how beautiful they looked, and how nicely we were dressed, so she started keeping Shabbat.  Every once in awhile, she invites us to her house for Shabbat.  She lights the candles so carefully and says the bracha with such spirit. It is just beautiful!

— Shelly Badalov, Age 12
Yeshiva Sha’arei Zion
New York, USA