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    that women do over the Shabbos Neiros?

    ☕ DaasYochid ☕

    I think it came from covering the eyes.


    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.

    ☕ DaasYochid ☕

    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”.)

    Ken Zayn

    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 lights


    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.


    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.

    frummy in the tummy

    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 😉 )


    fitt – LOL! It took me a couple seconds, I admit, but I finally got it.


    hee hee


    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!


    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.

    YW Moderator-42

    I clicked on this thread thinking it was about sports…



    ☕ DaasYochid ☕


    That’s what I was referring to.

    42 & 3318,

    Then WIY did a good job.


    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..


    ken zayn

    So why wave 3x?



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