Makor for the wave…
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January 18, 2013 5:59 am at 5:59 am #607842WIYMember
that women do over the Shabbos Neiros?January 18, 2013 6:13 am at 6:13 am #920761
I think it came from covering the eyes.January 18, 2013 6:34 am at 6:34 am #920762popa_bar_abbaParticipant
It used to be that husbands would wait for their wife to light candles before going to shul (bec they already davened mincha). So the wife used to wave to shoo him out the door after she lit.
Today, husbands don’t go to shul until like 2 minutes to shekia, but the wave remains. Some think now it is to tell the kids to go away.January 18, 2013 6:48 am at 6:48 am #920763
Some women wanted to just tell their husbands to leave. They asked a shaila, and were told, “minhag avoseinu b’yadeinu”.
(OneOfMany will appreciate that autocorrect tried to turn “avoseinu” to “snorting”.)January 18, 2013 9:50 am at 9:50 am #920764Ken ZaynMember
Its to show that the woman is not having ???? from the lights before the ???? , as really one makes a ???? BEFORE doing a ???? but here, because a woman is ???? ??? with her ???? , she must light before she makes the ????, unlike a man who is not ???? ??? with his lighting so he does the ???? ???? ??????? as usual and makes the ???? after he lightsJanuary 18, 2013 3:07 pm at 3:07 pm #920765golferParticipant
I do what you call “the wave” exactly as I saw my mother do since I was tiny. Watching it week after week for years slowly makes it creep into the DNA. I suspect it’s the same for many women. But now that it’s my turn, while I can’t give a reason, I can tell you what it means to me. Hadlakas neiros Shabbos is a time for tefillah. As I light each candle I have in mind different people that are close to my heart. Then I gather them all together with my hands before I cover my eyes, so I can be mispallel for all of them.January 18, 2013 3:36 pm at 3:36 pm #920766tzaddiqMember
i think it is a symbolic pe’ulah that one does representing the idea of bringing in and enveloping oneself in the warmth and holiness of the kedushas shabbos. at least that is what i always thought it was all about.January 18, 2013 4:05 pm at 4:05 pm #920767frummy in the tummyParticipant
It’s usually that guy in the far bleachers who doesn’t find the game itself entertaining enough. (Rav Popa, I only learn from the best 😉 )January 18, 2013 4:52 pm at 4:52 pm #920768BaalHaboozeParticipant
fitt – LOL! It took me a couple seconds, I admit, but I finally got it.January 18, 2013 5:14 pm at 5:14 pm #920769OneOfManyParticipant
hee heeJanuary 18, 2013 7:00 pm at 7:00 pm #920770oomisParticipant
I always believed it to be that I am welcoming the Shabbos, bringing it closer and closer until I finally make the bracha and it’s here!January 18, 2013 7:27 pm at 7:27 pm #920771Derech HaMelechMember
The reason that I know is what ken zayn said.
But I guess these other ideas make you feel warm and fuzzy inside which must be at least as important.January 18, 2013 7:30 pm at 7:30 pm #920772YW Moderator-42Moderator
I clicked on this thread thinking it was about sports…January 19, 2013 10:42 pm at 10:42 pm #920773snowbunny3318Member
same.January 19, 2013 11:49 pm at 11:49 pm #920774
That’s what I was referring to.
42 & 3318,
Then WIY did a good job.January 19, 2013 11:52 pm at 11:52 pm #920775ThePurpleOneMember
huh?? im so confused!! whats the wave? is it when a lady covers her eyes when making the bracha? we learnt its cuz u x take pleasure for s/t till u say the bracha but x say bracha till after u light cuz u x light when its shabbos..January 20, 2013 4:27 am at 4:27 am #920776WIYMember
So why wave 3x?
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