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Melave Malka candle

Rabbi Chaim Tabasky17 Iyyar 5767
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Question
Can I use an Havdallah candle to light a Melave Malka candle?
Answer
Yes, the Havdallah candle is not like a Channuka candle which is for a Mitzvah. The Havdalah candle simply indicates that using fire is now permitted and we bless Hashem for this gift.
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