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Rabbi Yoel Lieberman

Tevet 16, 5772
Question
Is it permitted to light candles for pleasure other than for Shabbos, Yom Tov, Chanukah and Yartzeit? Also what candles should be used and can they have a fragrance? Thank you so much
Answer
Lighting candles for Shabbat or on Chanuka is a mitzva. However, this does not mean we are not allowed to light candles for other ocassions such as for dinner, for decorations, for pleasure or for a birthday cake. They may also have a fragrance.
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