Instantly recognizable style of Lev Shneiderman, minimalistic yet elegant and chic, these beautiful and impressive candle holders are sure to warm and lighten your home bringing peace and prosperity. It is a real family gift as both husband (preparing) and wife (lighting) will enjoy using it, while it will be a lovely displayed piece when not in use.
Smooth body, carved from single aluminum block and anodized with black color, accentuated by calming shine of stainless steel plate engraved with intricate design.
Size: 11.5 cm / 4.5 inch
About the artist: Lev Shneiderman
Lev Shneiderman’s designs are ablend of the creative and mysticalforces on this earth. Functional yet touchingly surprising. Simple yet imbued with passion. Lev’s designs can be found in the offices of world leaders and business executives. The homes of dignitaries and philanthropists and the shops of select museums.Lev learned his craftsmanship skills in some of the best schools in the former Soviet Union.
Upon coming to Israel, he yearned to give shape and form to his beliefs and ideals. Lev opened his design studio in Israel’s sparsely populated Negev in 1997. Together with a dedicated team and amidst the hushed desert sands of the Negev, Lev brings his masterful craftsmanship to bear, imbuing his designs with profound artistry, functionality and a touch of mystical inspiration.
Lev’s name means "heart" in Hebrew. How fitting for the individual and the extraordinary collectionthat is the fruit of his labor.
Shabbat (Sabbath) Candle Lighting
Those who have witnessed the candle lighting ceremony in Jewish homes on Shabbat or festival eves can attest to the fact that something very special takes place in at that time. The Jewish women and girls in the house usher in the holy day by lighting candles and reciting quiet prayers. It is a time for introspection and supplications from G-d.
Shabbat is an island of tranquility in the maelstrom of work, anxiety, struggle and tribulation that characterizes our daily lives for the other six days of the week. Throughout the week, our enjoyment of life's blessings poses a certain challenge: we are physical beings in a physical world, and must be ever watchful that pleasure should not sink to decadence. But than comes the holy Shabbat (Sabbath) day. Shabbat is our weekly taste of this future world
We honor the holy day of Shabbat (Sabbath) with delicious food, a richly-set table, the glow of candlelight, sweet singing, luxuriant sleep. But this is not all, the holy Shabbat (Sabbath) day elevates both body and soul to a higher, more spiritual plane, and to pleasure the Shabbat with food, drink and comfort is a mitzvah, a G-dly deed.
"A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body." - Bejamin Franklin
Eishet Chayil - A Woman of Valor
Eshet Chayil in Hebrew, is a hymn which is customarily recited on Friday evenings, after returning from synagogue and singing "Shalom Aleichem" and before sitting down to the Shabbat evening meal - a hym in praise of shabbat, a hym in praise of your woman.
Proverbs 31: 10-31
A Woman of Valor, who can find? She is more precious than corals.
Her husband places his trust in her and profits only thereby.
She brings him good, not harm, all the days of her life.
She seeks out wool and flax and cheerfully does the work of her hands.
She is like the trading ships, bringing food from afar.
She gets up while it is still night to provide food for her household, and a fair share for her staff.
She considers a field and purchases it, and plants a vineyard with the fruit of her labors.
She invests herself with strength and makes her arms powerful.
She senses that her trade is profitable; her light does not go out at night.
She stretches out her hands to the distaff and her palms hold the spindle.
She opens her hands to the poor and reaches out her hands to the needy.
She has no fear of the snow for her household, for all her household is dressed in fine clothing.
She makes her own bedspreads; her clothing is of fine linen and luxurious cloth.
Her husband is known at the gates, where he sits with the elders of the land.
She makes and sells linens; she supplies the merchants with sashes.
She is robed in strength and dignity, and she smiles at the future.
She opens her mouth with wisdom and a lesson of kindness is on her tongue.
She looks after the conduct of her household and never tastes the bread of laziness.
Her children rise up and make her happy; her husband praises her:
"Many women have excelled, but you excell them all!"
Grace is elusive and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears God -- she shall be praised.
Give her credit for the fruit of her labors, and let her achievements praise her at the gates.