20. The oil that remains in the menorah after Chanukah, and similarly, the
wicks, should be burned. Since they have been set aside for use in a
mitzvah ("hukztu le'mitzvoson") (1), it is forbidden to use them for
another purpose unless, at the outset, one made a stipulation that whatever
remains will not be considered to be set aside for the mitzvah.
(1) The oil and wicks are only considered to be set aside for the mitzvah
and prohibited for other purposes, if they have actually been used for the
mitzvah (that is, they have been lit in the menorah as Chanuka lights).
Simply designating or purchasing a bottle of oil with the intent to use it
for Chanuka lights, does not prohibit one from using it for other purposes
(See Mishna Berura 673:21).
Halacha-Yomi, Copyright © 2003 Torah.org
TZAV AND PURIM:
Celebrate With Your Whole Self
Rabbi Yaakov Menken - 5758
Don't Cut Corners
Rabbi Naftali Reich - 5771
Light and Joy
Shlomo Katz - 5765
The Ballad of Mayer
Rabbi Label Lam - 5770
Rabbi Mordechai Kamenetzky - 5760
Haman's Offer of Silver Shekels
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5760
Pesach In Command
Rabbi Pinchas Winston - 5761
Tzivanu Applies Today
Rabbi Berel Wein - 5772
The Face We Show
Rabbi Yisroel Ciner - 5762
Grasp the Moment
Rabbi Naftali Reich - 5770
Rabbi Pinchas Winston - 5769
The Sandwich of the Future
Rabbi Yehudah Prero - 5769
Purim's Coming! Yay! Let's All Be Humble!
Rabbi Yaakov Feldman - 5766
A Jew and Proud of It!
Rabbi Eliyahu Hoffmann - 5759
Rabbi Moshe Peretz Gilden - 5763
Willingness To Self-Negate Is The Prerequisite of Peace