With these questions (1, 2) as partial background I still do not understand the permission to light candles, with a blessing, on the second day of Yom Tov if that lighting is not for ochel nefesh.
Why are we allowed to light candles for second day yom tov if it is not ochel nefesh? [closed]
1How 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, 2014 at 21:52
I think it's quite clear why this is different from the linked question. The linked question is asking why "ochel nefesh" includes things other than food prepartion; this question is asking why we are allowed to do something (lighting candles) that is not ochel nefesh. I don't know if either of the two premises is wrong, but that shouldn't be a correction that requires closing this question. (I personally would really like to know the answer to this.)– SAHMar 3, 2016 at 4:56
To expand on my edit comment: because the original poster is no longer on Mi Yodeya, and the question was only slightly unclear, and another MY user expressed interest in having this question answered, I have edited the question to improve clarity in order to vote to reopen in the review queue. cc @SAH– MTLApr 22, 2016 at 14:07