Havdalah: Concluding Shabbat

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Orthodox Ashkenazi Havdalah Ceremony (Audio & Text)

Orthodox Ashkenazi Havdalah Ceremony (Audio & Text)

These resources from Aish.com present the audio and Hebrew, English, and transliterated text of the Havdalah ceremony, according to Orthodox Ashkenazi

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Edot Hamizrach/Sephardic Havdalah (with Hebrew text)

Edot Hamizrach/Sephardic Havdalah (with Hebrew text)

This 2 minute long video demonstrates the Nusach Edot Hamizrach Havdalah commonly used by Jews of Sephardic and Mizrahi heritage.

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Reconstructionist Havdalah with Masculine & Feminine God Language

Reconstructionist Havdalah with Masculine & Feminine God Language

This post presents the Hebrew, English and transliterated texts of the Reconstructionist Havdalah ceremony, where each of the four blessings

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Havdalah 101

Havdalah 101

This thorough article from Wikipedia provides a comprehensive overview of the Havdalah ceremony that concludes Shabbat, including an introduction to the

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What is Havdalah and Why is it Important?

What is Havdalah and Why is it Important?

In this 3 and a half minute long video, Dayan Ivan Binstock explains the Havdalah ceremony that concludes Shabbat, including the

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What Is Havdalah?

What Is Havdalah?

This thorough article from Chabad.org provides a comprehensive introduction to the Havdalah ceremony that concludes Shabbat, including an outline of

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Friday Night & Beyond: Insights on Havdalah (Plus How To, Text & Audio)

Friday Night & Beyond: Insights on Havdalah (Plus How To, Text & Audio)

Great for beginners, this thorough excerpt from “Friday Night and Beyond” by Lori Palatnik offers an explanation of the structure and meaning

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How to Perform the Reform Havdalah Ceremony

How to Perform the Reform Havdalah Ceremony

In this 6 and a half minute long video, Rabbi Katie Bauman provides meaningful explanations and practical instructions for how to perform the

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How to Perform the Orthodox Ashkenazi Havdalah Ceremony

How to Perform the Orthodox Ashkenazi Havdalah Ceremony

This 3 and a half minute long video demonstrates how to perform the Havdalah ceremony that concludes Shabbbat. Narrated by Rabbi

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Miscellaneous

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Blessing Over Separations: A Havdalah Poem

Blessing Over Separations: A Havdalah Poem

This poem by Shelby Handler focuses on the power and beauty of the special space created by distinguishing between two

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The Cup of Miriam Ceremony for Havdalah

The Cup of Miriam Ceremony for Havdalah

This ceremony over a cup of water can be added to Havdalah, symbolizing the miraculous source of fresh water that

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An Alternative Havdalah Ceremony Celebrating Jewish Diversity

An Alternative Havdalah Ceremony Celebrating Jewish Diversity

This post provides a link to “Havdalah: A Celebration of Difference,” an alternative  ceremony written by Rabbi Leila Gal Berner

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Nava Tehila: A Serene Havdalah

Nava Tehila: A Serene Havdalah

This calming melody for the Havdalah ceremony was composed by The Nava Tehila Ensemble, a Jerusalem-based group who perform both

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“The Candle and Spices” – Traditional Yemenite Havdalah Song

“The Candle and Spices” – Traditional Yemenite Havdalah Song

This low quality 3 minute long video features Achinoam Nini singing a beautiful a capella version of the Yemenite song “The

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BBYO Sings Debbie Friedman’s Havdalah

BBYO Sings Debbie Friedman’s Havdalah

This 3 and a half minute long video features song leaders of the BBYO youth group singing the Reform version of

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