The daf begins with a discussion about repurposing — specifically, a garment into candle wicks — with the accompanying implications regarding kedushah and tumah/taharah. And it moves into a discussion of how to extend the light of the Shabbat candles — what contraption may work to extend the light (insofar as it dispenses oil), but is prohibited, and what contraption is permitted. Plus: A discussion originating with the Gemara text and embellished according to contemporary matters — regarding how context is needed for psak to be accurate and appropriate.
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