Shabbat lamp


Shabbat lamp (shah-BAHT lamp) listen
Shabbos lamp (SHAH-biss lamp) listen


  • n. A lamp with a cover that can come on and off, allowing people who are shomer Shabbat to illuminate or not illuminate a room on Shabbat without using electricity.

Example Sentences

  • "My Shabbos lamp broke! I don't know how I'll ever find my retainer before I go to bed tonight after Shabbos starts."

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew
  • Yiddish
  • English

Who Uses This

  • Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)


  • North America
  • Great Britain
  • South Africa
  • Australia / New Zealand


  • None

Alternative Spellings

Shabbos lamp

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