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Shabbos lighting for single women:

Question:

I’ve read an article a while ago in regards to Shabbos lighting for women. It described that married women light two and a single lady lights one. I follow the light one part. Is information accurate? If not, please clarify. Also, can you write the blessing that should be recited in Hebrew and English. Thank you.

Answer:

The main custom is to light two candles on Friday night, especially if the woman is the only one in the house lighting Shabbos candles. This applies whether the person is married or isn’t. The idea of lighting one candle for single girls, to the best of my knowledge is that this is something from the Lubavitcher Rebbe zt”l, but it is only when the mother of the house is also lighting candles. Otherwise a woman should light two candles Friday night.

Best wishes

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