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Rav Eliyashiv psak is quoted in Ashrei Haish Perek 13:10(pg. 135) saying that one does not need to close the electric by the bracha of aish,and this is what he did in his own home.


First of all, the specific language of what you've heard, that "as the berachah on the havdalah candle is made..." is not necessarily correct; either the bracha should be before the checking, or the fingernail-checking should be done before the blessing, but not at the same time. (As to which one comes first: R. Moshe Feinstein, in Igros Moshe O.C. 5:9 ...


Four questions is a nice, traditional number :) Is there any minhag to fill a cup of wine to the point where it overflows? Kitzur Shulchan Aruch 86:7 כשמוזג את הכוס להבדלה, ימלאו על כל גדותיו עד שישפך קצת ממנו, וזהו לסימן ברכה When pouring the Havdala cup, they fill it to overflowing until a little bit spills out, and this is a good sign. I don't ...

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