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I lit four chanukah candles instead of three

Question:

I lit four chanukah candles instead of three.

Answer:

You should blow out the last candle (the fourth one that you lit. The last candle is not a candle of mitzvah, as you already lit the three candles that are mehadrin for the third night.

Sources:

Shut Haelef L’cha Sholomo 380, Kinyan Torah 6-51, Kovetz Halachos 3-1

 

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4 Comments

  1. Ohel Moshe 2/69; Mishnas Sachir 2/199 say that one is put out all the candles and then light the correct number.

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