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8 years, 10 months ago
As a follow up to an answer given in
Havdalah and fingers which says:
The Mishnah in Berachos 51b writes that one should not make the
blessing of "Bore Moerei Ha'esh" should only be made if one benefits
from the light of the candle.
My question is - Must one turn off dim all electrical lights in the room in order to receive the proper benefit from the candle light, only? In my shul, they do this. But I haven't seen this done too often in most shuls or in people's homes.
Jul 17, 2014 at 16:13
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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.
Jul 17, 2014 at 23:36
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