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amother




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Post  Sat, Oct 31 2020, 11:35 pm
When you go away for shabbos, what do you do about lighting shabbos candles?
I light with oil. Do you have a travel set of candelabras with insert cups that you bring with you?
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ra_mom




 
 
 
 

Post  Sat, Oct 31 2020, 11:36 pm
Stock up on prefilled oil cups chanukah time. Or have along those tiny bottles of olive oil and wicks.
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amother




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Post  Sat, Oct 31 2020, 11:37 pm
ra_mom wrote:
Stock up on prefilled oil cups chanukah time.


But those just solve the issue of the cups, not the candelabra which they need to sit in. So do you bring a set of candlesticks with u?
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amother




Chocolate
 

Post  Sat, Oct 31 2020, 11:40 pm
OOC is there a halachic reason you light with oil ?
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Elfrida




 
 
 
 

Post  Sat, Oct 31 2020, 11:42 pm
Some of them come with a lid that you put on the bottom of the cup and it becomes a base for the cup to stand on, so you don't need any kind of candlesticks.

The past year or two I've noticed tea lights made of solidified olive oil, available all year, not just during Chanukah. That would probably be the easiest solution.
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amother




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Post  Sat, Oct 31 2020, 11:42 pm
amother [ Chocolate ] wrote:
OOC is there a halachic reason you light with oil ?


My husband holds its the mehudar way of lighting so since I got married I've lit this way
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ra_mom




 
 
 
 

Post  Sat, Oct 31 2020, 11:44 pm
amother [ OP ] wrote:
But those just solve the issue of the cups, not the candelabra which they need to sit in. So do you bring a set of candlesticks with u?

They can fit into candle holders. No need for candelabra.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/prod.....5db7e
This holds regular candle and candle holder (so can hold an oil cup) and flips for tealight.


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amother




Goldenrod
 

Post  Sat, Oct 31 2020, 11:44 pm
amother [ OP ] wrote:
My husband holds its the mehudar way of lighting so since I got married I've lit this way


What if you just put a drop of oil into the tealight? Would that help for hiddur?
I think my sister does that if she's away
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sweet




 
 
 
 

Post  Sat, Oct 31 2020, 11:44 pm
When I go away for shobbas I only light 2 tea lights.
When Im home I light a lot more bh and I also light oil.
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cbsp




 
 
 
 

Post  Sat, Oct 31 2020, 11:47 pm
They do sell traveling candlesticks. The morning after I got married we bought a set which I used that evening as we were away for Shabbos sheva brachos.

They're donut shaped (best way I could think to describe them, I'll see if I can find a picture) and they sandwich together. I use the glass cups and wicks and keep the whole thing in a ziploc container in my travel bag.
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maze




 
 
 
 

Post  Sat, Oct 31 2020, 11:57 pm
They sell oil tea lights that are solid until you light them.
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acemom




 
 
 
 

Post  Sun, Nov 01 2020, 12:24 am
These are prefilled sealed oil containers ready to light.

https://I.imgur.com/UGUPBx8.jpg
https://I.imgur.com/TQpBAA0.jpg

3 hour candles are also available.
These are in a liquid form.
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amother




Forestgreen
 

Post  Sun, Nov 01 2020, 2:04 am
I bring along small silver plated candlesticks to use. I also recently found pre-filled oil glasses that are very easy to bring along and set up.
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amother




Pumpkin
 

Post  Sun, Nov 01 2020, 4:25 am
My mother did candles and my mil doesn’t oil in addition to candles. It’s supposed to be for good kids. Anyway when I got married I started doing it like mil as I think it’s a nice thing but told my husband that it’s not a neder and I’m not holding myself to it when I’m not home or it’s super inconvenient
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myself




 
 
 
 

Post  Sun, Nov 01 2020, 7:09 am
maze wrote:
They sell oil tea lights that are solid until you light them.


Yes, you can get olive oil tea lights.
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amother




Aubergine
 

Post  Sun, Nov 01 2020, 7:14 am
I do oil at home but not when going away.
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singleagain




 
 
 
 

Post  Sun, Nov 01 2020, 7:26 am
Olive oil tea lights, from ner mitzvah, on Amazon.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/prod.....faa08

And if you can't find them in wherever you buy ner mitzvah products, ask the buyer of the store if he can special order it for you. I work in a grocery and we will special order something for a customer if they ask.
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amother




Ginger
 

Post  Sun, Nov 01 2020, 7:49 am
singleagain wrote:
Olive oil tea lights, from ner mitzvah, on Amazon.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/prod.....faa08

And if you can't find them in wherever you buy ner mitzvah products, ask the buyer of the store if he can special order it for you. I work in a grocery and we will special order something for a customer if they ask.


Are those made out of plastic, are they safe? I get nervous from plastic holders.
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singleagain




 
 
 
 

Post  Sun, Nov 01 2020, 7:53 am
amother [ Ginger ] wrote:
Are those made out of plastic, are they safe? I get nervous from plastic holders.


I don't know. I just did an Amazon search.
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amother




Copper
 

Post  Sun, Nov 01 2020, 8:13 am
I'm going to tell you an easy solution we do. Buy hi quality tea light and olive oil. The wick and metal bottom pulls out from the candle. Fill the empty tea light with olive oil. Put the wick standing back in the middle. The wick will look very tall but quickly go down once lit. Works beutiful
Anonymous because everyone knows I do this and even have commented that they like the idea.
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