SHEMIRATH SHABBATH by Rav Yehoshua Y. Neuwirth ZT”L is, in my opinion, THE supreme, most authoritative English guide to the Halacha (and more!) of Shabbat and Yom Tov. I do have a question in understanding a section of it.
In Chapter 43—Kindling the Shabbath (sic) and Yom Tov Lights, General Laws, Rav Neuwirth writes:
- If the match goes out while one is in the process of kindling the lights, one must not reignite it from a Shabbath light which one has already kindled, even if one wishes to use the match for kindling another Shabbath light, but
- the other Shabbath light may be kindled directly from the burning one.
How can one use an already-kindled light to light the remaining light or lights if he/she uses oil? If one uses oil, can a second match thus be used?
Many thanks for any help in interpreting this section of SHEMIRATH SHABBATH. Shabbat Shalom.