Menorah Getting Blown Out

The Daily Halacha Moment - Blown Out Menorah 🕎


‎״כל השונה הלכות בכל יום - מובטח לו שהוא בן

‎העולם הבא״ (נידה עג ע״א, מגילה כח:)


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Question:

Does one need to re light the menorah if it got blown out?


Answer:

If one lit properly, his requirement is fulfilled without having to wait thirty minutes. Therefore, if the flame went out before thirty minutes have passed, he is no longer responsible, and is not required to light again. [1] However, it is praiseworthy for one to relight the flame if he can, without a berachah.[2] Nonetheless, if one lit in a windy location and the lights went out, the lighting in invalid, and one is required to relight without a berachah in a location without wind. [3]


Sources:

[1]. Shulchan Aruch, O.C. 673:2.

[2]. Chazon Ovadia, Chanukah, p. 106; Shema Shlomo 6:10.

[3]. See Yalkut Yosef, Chanukah, p. 357, which discusses this subject at length.


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