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Are there any rabbinic sources which discuss whether one can blow out a "trick candle" on Shabbat?

I see issues related to m'chabeh but also possibly mavir, but because the intent is not to relight, the destructive nature of the former might not be present (though there might be a psik reishe for the latter because the destruction is temporary).

  • It seems in this case the flame is not completely extinguished, but it is certainly diminished which is already problematic with respect to michabeh. – Daniel Jul 21 at 16:54
  • The wick turns into charcoal; how could this possibly be permitted? – Josh K Jul 21 at 17:18

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