I love Shabbat because whenever I light my candle, I feel like I have a special connection with Hashem.  Whenever I light my candle and cover my eyes, I feel like nothing in the world matters but only me and Hashem.  I cover my eyes with my hands and wish that my family should always stay healthy and that all the bad things that happened that week should disappear for good. I would love to continue lighting my candle with my two sisters and blessing the whole world with only good and happiness.

— Hodaya Sulliman-Zada, Age 12
Yeshiva Sha’arei Zion
New York, USA