Lighting Shabbat candles is a mitzvah. The lighting of the candles ushers in the Sabbath and creates a spirit of peace and harmony in the house, or Shalom Bayit. Traditionally two Shabbat candles are lit representing the two commandments to remember (zakhor) and to observe (shamor.) It has become a tradition in many communities to add an additional candle for every child that is born into the family. Thus many families opt for silver candelabra over candlesticks. To accommodate this tradition, Jewish candelabra can be found with up to 11 or 12 branches.
The original Jewish candelabra was the solid gold seven branched menorah house in the temple in Jerusalem. Many of the candelabra used for Shabbat are silver candelabra and are typically circular in shape. The typical candelabra have five or more branches. Jewish candelabra have become the focal point of many silversmiths. By creating intricate patterns and designs, and by angling branches they are able to optimize the light produced by these silver candelabra. The craftsmen strive and compete to create the most beautiful silver candelabra possible.
Jewish candelabra make great heirlooms and are often passed down from generation to generation. Silver candelabra convey a certain level of sophistication and class and can make any room look like a masterpiece. At World of Judaica we offer a wide variety of traditional, modern, contemporary and elegant designs. Each of our silver candelabra range from 5 to 11 branches to meet the needs of your family. We offer silver, nickel, pewter and sterling candelabra to better fit your personal style and budget. Our expert artisan crafted silver candelabra make wonderful wedding and house warming gifts.
Many of our Shabbat candelabra are customizable and can be created with as many branches as needed by your family. Pleases contact our Customer Support Team for pricing on these items as well as with any other questions you may have.