Beautiful mitzvah…beautiful God!
“Look around. The world is a dark place. People are wandering, roaming the world, searching for meaning. They are trying out this philosophy, that religion. People are groping. Where are the answers? Where is the light?
Light was created on the first day, and the Torah says, “It was good.”
It is a woman’s mitzvah to light the Shabbat candles. It is a woman’s privilege to bring “good” into the world through light. How can those two little flickering candles on my table, light up the big, dark world?
The Shabbat candles usher in the holy day of Shabbat. Thus those little candle lights direct us to a much greater light, the light of Shabbat.” ~Rebbetzin Denah Weinberg