10/29/2017

Links on a Chain by Mushka Heidingsfeld

Surrounded by G-d’s presence Sarah sits waiting; Finally it’s time to ignite the flames The first link she’s creating. Rivka, Rochel, Leah, our mothers Continue the chain Covering their eyes They silently pray. They pray […]
10/22/2017

Hidden by Rivkale Pink

Two shining flames Tucked away, hidden Behind the musty walls I remain Immovable I stand As the flames       Flicker and dance I cradle my child Whispering Gently in her ear My dear child When you […]
08/28/2017

Good Will Come by Rivka Resnick

I’m sure no one desires Sadness, hurt, and pain And I can light the world up now ​And stop the endless strain. I raise my eyes and daven, I smile knowingly, I’m sure that good […]
08/15/2017

Shabbat Candles by Mimi Gerschman

BS”D I think lighting Shabbat candles is special because it really feels like I’m really, really close to Hashem and I feel it is a special opportunity to light the candles.  I don’t know what […]
07/17/2017

I Light My Shabbos Candles by Yehudis Roesnthal

Sparkling bright It’s Friday night I light my Shabbos candles. I stand beside my mother While saying the bracha I light my Shabbos candles. Each light chases the dark Showing a Jewish spark I light […]
07/17/2017

Lighting a Candle by Maggie Hakin

BS”D Lighting a candle is like lighting a person’s life with Torah, mitzvot, and kindness. It is also like making the person spread the Torah and mitzvot to everyone else, even non-religious people. — Maggie Hakin, […]
07/17/2017

My Candles Forever by Golda Epstein

I bring my hands toward me, the wrinkles she does see — My darkened number on my arm for all eternity. A soul so pure and precious, to evil she is not wise, And the […]
07/17/2017

The Golden Link by Ellie Posner

BS”D Ever since I started lighting Shabbat candles, I have felt a special connection, a connection between me and Hashem. I feel the peace and serenity going throughout the whole house. I know that I […]
06/25/2017

The Fire of Shlichus – Song and Takeaway Message by Mushka Newman

Sometimes on Shlichus she does feel That she’s given all the strength she has left And she hasn’t seen any good results just yet She’s longing to go back to a normal country But an […]
05/26/2017

A Candle Poem by Chaya G.

I want to make a difference I want to help light up this world but it is only a dream I am too small to change anything so I dream and I wish but then […]
05/21/2017

A Candle in Someone’s Heart by Leah Amzalak

BH Light a candle in someone’s heart. Lighting a candle in a heart means lighting up someone’s neshama (soul). You can do that by teaching them about Torah and mitzvot. That will take us out […]
05/21/2017

Tonight is Shabbos by Menucha Amzalak

Tonight is Shabbos, don’t you know, I can’t wait to feel its glow. All dressed in my best, I go to greet the Shabbos Queen with zest. I light the candles that let us know […]
05/17/2017

Shabbos Light by Dalia Paluch

BH Shabbos is such a special gift Jews have. It gives you a chance to do mitzvot. There is more to Shabbos than keeping it. It’s the special thought of your being proud of yourself […]
05/08/2017

Private Time with the King by Rivka Herszberg

Imagine you had a private audience with the king. What would you do? Would you waste it?! Or would you spend your time wisely speaking to the King when he is closely listening? Lighting candles […]
02/15/2017

The Cure of Candles by Chanale Schusterman

One More Light Contest Winner The doors to an evil world were opened to me this week with a big bang and a blow of trumpets. Hospitals, doctors, tests, blood, and medicine greeted me with […]
02/07/2017

Not the Shabbos Queen by Orly Tunkel

As I walked down my street I saw this warm inviting glow from my neighbor’s window. I went up to their door and knocked. I heard a small voice inside. “Ima! The Shabbat Queen Has […]
01/31/2017

The Promise in Our Lights by Nora Yagolnitser

One More Light Essay Competition Winner My hands glide over my Shabbos light, looping lazily above it in wide circles that near the flame with a growing touch of anticipation. They edge closer, draw back, dance […]
05/29/2016

One More Light Essay Contest

 One More Light Essay Contest Round Two Submit an essay, article, or poem about Shabbat candle lighting for a chance to be published in the 2017 Candle Lighting Book! Deadline: January 8, 2017 Click here […]