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

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

Reform Havdalah (Text & Audio)

Reform Havdalah (Text & Audio)

This straightforward post presents the Reform tradition for the Havdalah ceremony that concludes Shabbat, including an audio recording that uses

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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

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

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

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

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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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

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

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

“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

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