Question
I would like to ask the rabbi a question. I was at a birthday party recently and the hostess insisted that the birthday boy not blow out the candles. Rather, she put them out by hand. Is there any basis to this practice? And, if so, what’s the difference between blowing out a candle and extinguishing it by hand? Thanks!
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Is it a mitzvah to support a free online Jewish Orthodox dating site, to help pay their staff? And would my making such a donation be considered a merit to help me meet my intended spouse as well?
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