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982. The Oil Remaining After Chanukah
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139:20 The oil that remains in the menorah after Chanukah, as well as the wicks, should be made into a fire and burned. They were put aside to be used for the mitzvah, so it is prohibited to derive benefit from them unless one initially made a condition not to consider whatever remains to be […]
981. Away from Home on Chanukah
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139:18 After Shabbos, one makes havdalah and then lights the Chanukah lights. (The Taz and many other authorities disagree with this, so one may light his menorah either before or havdalah at home – Mishnah Brurah 681:3.) In shul, we light before saying “V’yiten L’cha.” 139:19 If a person is not at home but is […]
980. Who is Obligated to Light?
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139:16 Women are obligated to light the Chanukah lights because they were also included in the miracle. Therefore, a woman may light for her household. A child who has reached the age of education is also obligated to light. (It is sufficient if he lights a single candle each night – Mishnah Brurah 675:14.) If […]
979. Using the Candles’ Light
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139:14 The entire time that the candles are fulfilling the mitzvah – which is about half an hour – it is prohibited for us to derive any benefit from their light. (Some are stringent to refrain from labor so long as they are still burning – Mishnah Brurah 672:8. OC 673:1 actually says that one […]