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Lighting candles before driving to mikveh

20 August, 2014

Question:

If I want to drive to the mikvah before Shabbos to dip after nightfall on Friday night, when do I light candles for Shabbos?


Answer:

In this type of scenario, you would light candles just before leaving your home.  When you light them, you should stipulate that you are lighting them on condition that Shabbat only take effect later, i.e. that you are not accepting Shabbat with candle lighting.


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