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Turning Off Ner Tamid

A shul in a nursing home is used as a multipurpose room. There is a door in front of the ark. But there is a space when it is closed. My question is Is there a halacha about turning off the ner tamid. when it is not shabbos?


The minhag of having a ner tamid is based on the fact that on some level the Shechina [God’s presence on some level, for lack of better translation] is always present in a shul. As such it was kept on always, even throughout the week.

However a multipurpose room , being used for a minyan on Shabbos does not have the status of a shul and when it is not being used it would seem this light could be turned off as well.

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