One of the most beautiful events in the Jewish week is when the Shabbat candles are lit. It is a lovely moment of acknowledging the coming Shabbat, where the whole household slows down and takes a breath as the candles are lit. It is customary to take a few moments for personal prayer at this time.
It is said that Sarah, the wife of Abraham, would light candles every Shabbat, and her candles would miraculously burn for a whole week! By lighting candles on Shabbat evening, you are part of a beautiful Jewish tradition that stretches back to Sarah!
Emanuel has brought his signature charm to these enamel and silver candlesticks. One of the themes he loves to explore is the Holy City of Jerusalem and when you light candles with these candlesticks, you will be bringing a touch of the Holy city into your home! They elegantly reflect the light and peace of the Shabbat candles and are designed to hold either a pillar candle or a votive.
- Height 1.5 cm / 6.49 inches
Jerusalem Shabbat Candlesticks
Yair Emanuel is a prolific artist and creator of Israel’s most recognized and loved Judaica. His creative use of colors, textures, and images from the land of Israel makes his beautiful works of art instantly recognizable.
Born on Kibbutz Sha’alvim in central Israel, Emanuel developed his artistic talent as a young man at the prestigious Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem. While studying in Jerusalem, he fell in love with the Holy City and decided to make it his home. His studio is located in the heart of Jerusalem. The city influences many of his beautiful works of art, decorated with scenes from the Old City of Jerusalem. His other works celebrate the seven species of the land of Israel with charming depictions of wheat, barley, rye, pomegranates, grapes, olives, and figs.
Emanuel’s designs are infused with his love for Judaism, a respect for tradition blended with his joyful embrace of color and innovation. His Judaica is represented in various mediums from painted wood, textiles, and metal. Each piece that he makes is unique while recognizably ‘Emanuel.’