Chanukah in the hospital for a Yoledes

* This article is an excerpt from the above Sefer

Chanukah in the hospital:[1]

If the wife is a patient in a hospital or after birth center [i.e. Beit Hachlama] during one of the days of Chanukah, then she must light her own Chanukah candles even if her husband is lighting for her at home.[2] [She is to light in his hospital room, although she also fulfills his obligation if she lights in the dining room, where she eats her meals in the hospital.[3] If, however, the hospital management is lighting candles on behalf of all the patients, and intends to acquire them the oil, then the patients fulfill their obligation with that lighting.]


[1] See Nitei Gavriel 66:1; Piskeiy Teshuvos 677:3; See however Toras Hayoledes 57

[2] One who is away from home and is staying alone, and not by a family or host, is obligated to light candles, even if his wife [or other family member] is lighting for him at home. [Michaber 677:1 regarding one who has a room with an opening to the outside; M”A 677:3 in name of Mahriy Viyaal 31; Maharil 145; M”B 677:7; Regarding that this applies even if he is married and his wife is lighting for him at home: Tur and Rambam, brought in Kaf Hachaim 677:9; Maharsham 4:146 [even if the Baal Habayis lights]; Chovas Hador 2 footnote 39; Piskeiy Teshuvos 677:3]

[3] Piskeiy Teshuvos 677:1 footnote 4

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