This Shabbat candleholder set by Israeli artist Iris Sonnenfeld combines a classic shape with contemporary design holders will make an excellent gift for a new homeowner or to keep for you.
The very modern looking Shabbat candleholders will look great on the mantelpiece all week long. The seven species design Iris captured onto the ceramics is simply stunning The combination of the glazed royal blue with white is highlighted by a stripe of Gold in this delightful candleholder.
Height of this amazing blue candle holder set: 18 cm / 7'' inch.
About the artist: Iris Zonenfeld
After a BA in Math and Geology from the Hebrew University, Iris looked for a different direction of creativity.
During her search she discovered the wonders of clay, and the numerous options concealed in it.
Later on, Iris studied at various Art departments in Jerusalem and Tel Hai, and has ever since been creating her own art with constant enthusiasm.
Candle Lighting - The image of a Jewish woman kindling her Shabbat candles is a timeless symbol of Judaism. A few minutes before sunset (depending on your tradition), the jews light the Shabbat candles, inviting peace and harmony into the home, infusing the atmosphere with physical and spiritual light.
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."
All of the7species.com Shabbat candlesticks are handmade by well-known Judaica artists. Shabbat candles are a perfect gift for a new couple who are building their own home as well as being ideal for a housewarming, as a way of wishing the home-owners that their new home be filled with light and blessings.
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