Adding an additional candle after each birth

* This article is an excerpt from the above Sefer

Adding an additional candle after each birth:[1]

The widespread Ashkenazi custom is for a woman to light an additional Shabbos candle upon the birth of each child. Hence, for example, when she has her first child she now begins to light three candles. This is done in order to shine the Mazal of her child.[2]


[1] Toras Chaim Sofer 253:4; Likkutei Maharich Seder Hanhagas Bierev Shabbos based on Shabbos 23b; Mishneh Halachos 7:35; Teshuvos Vehanhagos 2:157; Likkutei Sichos 11:289; Shevach Habris 6:4; Piskeiy Teshuvos 263:2 footnote 19; Omitted from Admur 263:1 and not mentioned in any of the Rishonim or previous Poskim; Nitei Gavriel 66:6; See Pesach Hadvir 263

[2] Likkutei Sichos ibid

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