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The Mishnah Berurah 154:56 writes that one should not use a ner from the bais kenesses to light a tobacco pipe, but one may use a yartzeit candle to do so. The Piskei Teshuvos 514 brings this source as well that one can use a yartzeit candle for their own personal needs when necessary. So according to these opinions it would be permissible to take fire ...


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See Kiddushin 81a (Sefaria Translation): כי מטא לפלגא דרגא איפשח רמא קלא נורא בי עמרם אתו רבנן אמרו ליה כסיפתינן אמר להו מוטב תיכספו בי עמרם בעלמא הדין ולא תיכספו מיניה לעלמא דאתי אשבעיה דינפק מיניה נפק מיניה כי עמודא דנורא אמר ליה חזי דאת נורא ואנא בישרא ואנא עדיפנא מינך When he was halfway up the ladder, he strengthened his legs against the sides ...


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The meztius was that a non-Jew would add wood to the fire. This idea is brought by the Shulchan Aruch in 276:1 and 5. Since it was very cold in many of the places Jews lived they had non Jews keep the fire going . The Mishna Brurah explains that one should not direct a non Jew explicitly on shabbos but rather work it based off a kablanos deal. The non Jew ...


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There are some interesting aggadic sources to specifically look at your nails: 1) We are asking for the week to be fruitful and multiply- like nails, that continually grow (mentioned above). 2) That the fire created after shabbos came out of the fingernails of Adam. (Kol Bo 41) 3) In בפרקי דר״א פי״ד, it says that Adam's clothes were made of nail like ...


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