When girls and women light Shabbos candles, it is a way to connect to Hashem and to ask for your needs and wants. Like a child asks her father. Shabbos candles help keep peace in the home because if there were no candles in the olden days then people would trip over each other and pour soup down each other’s backs. Now it is just a spiritual part of Shabbos. That is the holiness of Shabbos candle lighting.
Zoey Atias, Age 12
Bader Hillel Academy