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with these questions (1, 2) as partial background I still do not understand the permission to light candles on the second day of Yom Tov if that lighting is not for ochel nefesh.

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How is this different from the question you linked to? judaism.stackexchange.com/q/30864/759 Are you wondering why we apply mitokh (the leap discussed in that link) here? Are you asking specifically about the candles lit at night with a blessing? –  Double AA May 12 at 21:52