Since during a normal Havdalah you would extinguish the Havdalah candle in the wine but none is being used because Tisha B'Av starts Motzei Shabbat, what is the proper manner with which it should be put out?


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Mishna Berura 556:1 says that the candle used to say the Bracha of Borai Meorai Haish on Motzei Shabbos that is Tisha B'Av should be used for reading Aicha. Thus the proper manner is to not put out the candle.

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    And what happens after Eikha?
    – Double AA
    Commented Jul 16, 2018 at 12:01
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    @doubleaa Put it out by stubbing it, blowing it or leave it on. Commented Jul 16, 2018 at 12:02
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    Does the Mishna Berura say that? If so it should be in your post as the only thing that answers the question of how the candle is put out.
    – Double AA
    Commented Jul 16, 2018 at 12:04
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    @DoubleAA "how the candle is put out" - It seems that he answered it. It is not put out after Eicha, as I am understanding this answer. It seems to say that it stays on until it extinguishes itself, whenever that is.
    – DanF
    Commented Jul 16, 2018 at 21:50
  • @danf that's the exact opposite of what the OP himself said he means in his comment above
    – Double AA
    Commented Jul 18, 2018 at 4:08

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