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Author:  SS
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Date:  8/9/2005 7:55:00 AM
Subject:  Candles
Message:  How does your mother light Shabbat candles and say a berakhah? Haven't you told us that this is a berakhah levatalah since there is already light from the electricity?...
reply: She turns off the light, makes the Beracha (Ashkenazim make Bracha 2nd), then turns on the light and lights the candles. The berakhah levatalah issue is only relevant on Yom Tov, because you cannot turn off the light. CYA...

Must one also use candles or is it enough to use the electric lights?
Reply:  no-electric is enough

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