Thursday, December 11, 2014

Late Lighting


If my wife lights Chanukah candles in our home on time, and I will not come home until later that night, do I light when I arrive at home?

A man's wife may light on his behalf at home, exempting him from his obligation to light. However, the man may still be obligated to see Chanukah candles, personally. Therefore: if someone will be awake when he arrives home, the man should state that he is not relying upon the lighting taking place in his home. He should then light upon arriving home.

(Shulchan Aruch Orach Chaim 676:3, 677:3; Mishneh Berurah 677:14; Aruch haShulchan Orach Chaim 676:7; Igrot Moshe Orach Chaim 5:43:1; Mishneh Halachos 15:207:1)

 Have a great day,

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