From the Rav’s Desk: Lighting from flame of Yartzite candle

  1. Question: [Sunday, 13th Kisleiv 5781]

Is it permitted for one to light a match from a yahrzeit candle?



Yes, however, the custom is to be stringent and not to benefit from it especially if it was lit in a synagogue.


Sources: See Shaareiy Teshuvah 154:20; M”B 154:56; Kesav Sofer O.C. 65; Kaf Hachaim 154:96; Nitei Gavriel 75:9

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