Lit. Separation; distinction. A ceremony performed on Saturday night to mark the end of Shabbat and the beginning of the week. This simple, lovely ceremony uses wine, a braided candle, and sweet-smelling spices.
Ritual ceremony marking the end of the Sabbath and the separation between the sacred and the profane. All the senses are used in blessing the wine, the light of a special candle and smelling spices. KVETAH DIMESHICHA (Aramaic): the [generation that can hear the approaching] 'footsteps' of Mashiach. ADDISH: Traditional prayer said in every service in memory of the dead and at funerals by close relatives.
Havdalah (×”×‘×“×œ×”) (or Habdalah or Havdala), is a Jewish religious ceremony that symbolically formally concludes the Shabbat (the Jewish Sabbath) and many Jewish holidays. According to Judaism, the Shabbat ends-- and the new week begins-- at nightfall, and not at midnight. Therefore, Havdalah may be made as soon as three stars are visible in the night sky.