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Siman 278 - That One Can Extinguish the [Shabbos] "Candle" For an Ill Person
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Siman 278, se'if 1
Is it muttar to perform the melacha of extinguishing a "candle" on Shabbos to enable someone to sleep? [Request "Halacha Sources" discussion]
The Shulchan Aruch writes (put simply): [Only] if the person is ill - in such a way that there is a danger [to his very life].