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Gotta Light?

The Color of HeavenArtscroll
Topic: Candles, Shabbos, Men

Bud wrote:

Dear Rabbi,

Can a widower light candles Friday nights?


Dear Bud,

A man without a wife - whether he is single, widowed, or simply if his wife is away - should light candles Friday afternoon before sunset.

If his name is Bud, it would be called a Bud Light!

Sources:

  • Shulchan Aruch Orach Chaim 263:2

 
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