Monday, January 26, 2009

The Multi-Wicked Havdalah Candle


We try to use a multi-wicked flame for Havdalah, for two reasons:
1. It has a greater light, and
2. The blessing we recite thanks Gd for the "illuminations" of light, plural, and so we use a flame with multiple sources.

(Talmud, Pesachim 103a; Code of Jewish Law Orach Chaim 298:2; Mishneh Berurah 298:5)

Have a great day,

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