Mechabeh

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Definition

  1. The melacha of mechabeh is to extinguish a flame. According to Rabbi Shimon who holds that melacha sheina tzaricha le’gufa is only a rabbinic prohibition, extinguishing a flame is only a biblical violation if one intends to use the charred wick or ashes.[1]

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  1. Rashi Shabbos 30a s.v. Shma