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Halacha - lighting menorah
Submitted by Mr B  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question: what is the problem of lighting menorah and then going tom shul to daven mincha evev shabbos.My friend insists I should daven mincha first and then light up but my shul we light first then go to daven mincha..what exactly is the problem
Answer: One may light before davening Mincha, but there are considerations that make it preferable to daven early. The menorah may not be lit before plag hamincha, about an hour before sunset. Also, if you light early enough to make it to shul for mincha, you must insure there is sufficient oil to burn until at least a half hour past tzeis hakochavim, totally burning approximately 2 and a half hours.
posted:2009-12-11 05:57:13

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