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Moving The Shabbat Candles

Updated: Jan 31, 2023

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May one move the Shabbat Candles once they were lit?


After lighting the Shabbat candles, one may not move them to a different spot. They should also be placed in a spot in the house where people normally use, such as by the dining room table. In cases of need, such as if there is a fire hazard, then the candles may be moved even after they are lit. However, it is permitted to move the candle tray after the fire burns out if one makes a stipulation before Shabbat that one will use the candlesticks tray after they burn out. [1] Many Ashkenazim are stringent and dont move the tray. [2] Similarly, if the mother of the house is ill and cannot get out of bed, then the candles may be brought to her bed so that she can light them and then they may be placed on the table in the dining room. [3]

Based On R' Yonatan Nacson's "Laws Of Shabbat" with some additions.


[1]. See Shulchan Aruch 279:4, Chazon Ovadia, Shabbat, vol. 3 p. 92.

[2]. See Shemirat Shabbat Kehilchata 20:64, Igrot Moshe 5:22:11.

[3]. Chazon Ovadia, Shabbat, vol. 1, p. 174; Halichot Olam, vol. 3, p. 45, unlike Ben Ish Chai, Noach, 2:14. See also in Halachah Berurah, vol. 15, p. 381 who lists other leniencies regarding moving the Shabbat candles from their original place that they were lit.

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