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Why is it important to light the Sabbath Candles, and do we allow them to burn out by themselves by the end of Shabbat, or do we assist in the process?

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Where did Moshe stand when HaShem spoke to him from the Ohel Mo’ed (tent of meeting): from above the cover of the ark from between the two cherubim which are upon the ark of the testimony? (Leviticus 1:1, Shemot 25:22, Bamidbar 7:89 etc.) Did Moshe stood in the Kodesh — Holy — or in the Kodesh Hakadashim — Holy of Holies — at the times HaShem spoke to him?

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I was reading an article in The Yeshiva World, and the word 'przitus' was used, and I didn't know what it meant. Would it be possible to have the word defined, if that is done here? Thank you for your attention to this note, and to any help you may give me.

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Dear Rabbi, every Friday I try to make Challah for Shabbat. When asked why I braid them, I had no answer! What is the reason for braiding Challah? Thanks!

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Is there any issue with hosting a community event on a Saturday? We have an opportunity for the Southern Poverty Law Center to speak at our synagogue on the topic of "Hate and Intolerance In Our Community." A Saturday is the only day available.

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I have noticed the custom that when ladies light candles Friday afternoon they wave their hands in front of their eyes before they cover their eyes. What is the reason and source of this custom to wave before making the blessing? Thanking the Rabbi in advance.
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