Logo: Photographer, Mixed Media Artist Helene Fischman

Shabbat Candles

I have always found the ritual of lighting Shabbat candles to be transformative.  As match touches wick, I gaze into the light and imagine the lineage of women whose eyes laid upon the same dancing flames for thousands of years. From oil lamps to candles. This collection of women lighting Shabbat candles functions as a women’s memorial through the living.  In memorial to the dead and the living, the souls and spirits of all women who bring and who have brought Shalom Bayit: peace into their homes.

Thumbnail: Rhoda
Rhoda
Mundelein, Illinois

2013

 
Thumbnail: Marge
Marge
Milkwaukee, Wisconsin
2014



 
Thumbnail: Idy
Idy
Milkwaukee, Wisconsin
2014




Thumbnail: Mehri
Mehri
Milkwaukee, Wisconsin
2014




 
Thumbnail: Barbara
Barbara
Milkwaukee, Wisconsin
2014



 
Thumbnail: Kate
Kate
Milkwaukee, Wisconsin
2014




Thumbnail: Shirley
Shirley
Milkwaukee, Wisconsin
2014





 
Thumbnail: Ramona
Ramona
Milkwaukee, Wisconsin
2014




 
Thumbnail: Gloria
Gloria
Milkwaukee, Wisconsin
2014




Thumbnail: Charlotte
Charlotte
Mundelein, Illinois
2014
  Thumbnail: Gail
Gail
Mundelein, Illinois
2014
  Thumbnail: Gert
Gert
Mundelein, Illinois
2014
Thumbnail: Marlene
Marlene
Mundelein, Illinois
2014
  Thumbnail: Phyllis
Phyllis
Mundelein, Illinois
2014