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Hatikvah Havdalah

A Traditional Saturday Evening Service by

Havdallah

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Blessing over the Wine בורא פרי הגפן

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With your permission, rabbis and teachers:
Blessed are You, O Lord our God, Ruler of the universe, who creates the fruit of the vine.

Svari maranan v'rabanan v'rabotai:
Baruch atah Adonai, eloheinu melech ha-olam, borei p'ri hagafen.

סַבְרִי מָרָנָן וְרַבָּנָן וְרַבּוֹתַי:
בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה יְיָ, אֱלֹהֵינוּ מֶלֶךְ הָעוֹלָם, בּוֹרֵא פְּרִי הַגָפֶן.

The first of the four havdalah blessings is made over wine or another liquid. If wine or grape juice is not used, you should substitute shehakol nih'yeh bid'varo (by whose will all things come to be) for borei p'ri hagafen (who creates the fruit of the vine).
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Blessing over the Spices (B'samim) בורא מיני בשמים

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The spice-box is taken, and the following is said:—

Blessed are You, O Lord our God, Ruler of the universe, who creates diverse kinds of spices.

Baruch atah Adonai, eloheinu melech ha-olam, borei minei v'samim.

בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה יְיָ, אֱלֹהֵינוּ מֶֽלֶךְ הָעוֹלָם, בּוֹרֵא מִינֵי בְשָׂמִים.

The second blessing is recited over fragrant spices. The spices represent a compensation for the loss of the special sabbath spirit. The spices commonly used are cloves, cinnamon or bay leaves. They are commonly kept in a special decorated holder called a b'samim box.
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Blessing over the Candle (Ha'esh) בורא מיני האש

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The hands are spread towards the light, and the following is said:—

Blessed are You, O Lord our God, Ruler of the universe, who creates the light of the fire.

Baruch atah Adonai, eloheinu melech ha-olam, borei me'orei ha-aish.

בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה יְיָ, אֱלֹהֵינוּ מֶֽלֶךְ הָעוֹלָם, בּוֹרֵא מְאוֹרֵי הָאֵשׁ.

The third blessing is recited over the special, multi-wicked Havdalah candle. Havdalah candles can be obtained from Jewish gift stores. If you cannot obtain a Havdalah candle, you can hold two candles close together, so their flames overlap. I have also used party candles (long, very thin candles) that I warmed up and twisted together.

Lighting a flame is a vivid way of marking the distinction between the sabbath and the weekday, because we cannot kindle a flame on the sabbath.

After the blessing is recited, hold your hands up to the flame with curved fingers, so you can see the shadow of your fingers on your palms. This is done because it would be improper to recite a blessing for something and then not use the thing.

Hamavdil Bein Kodesh l'Chol המבדיל בין קודש לחול

The cup is again taken in the right hand, and the following is said:—

Blessed are You, O Lord our God, Ruler of the universe, who makes a distinction between sacred and profane, between light and darkness, between the people of Israel and the other nations, between the seventh day and the six working days. Blessed are You, O Lord, who makes a distinction between sacred and profane.

Baruch atah Adonai, eloheinu melech ha-olam, hamavdil bein kodesh l'chol, bein or l'choshech, bein yisra-eil la-amim, bein yom hashvii, l'sheishet y'mei hama-aseh: Baruch atah Adonai, hamavdil bein kodesh l'chol:

בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה יְיָ, אֱלֹהֵינוּ מֶלֶךְ הָעוֹלָם, הַמַּבְדִיל בֵּין קֽדֶשׁ לְחוֹל, בֵּין אוֹר לְחֹֽשֶׁךְ, בֵּין יִשְׂרָאֵל לָעַמִּים, בֵּין יוֹם הַשְּׁבִיעִי לְשֵׁשֶׁת יְמֵי הַמַּעֲשֶׂה. בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה יְיָ, הַמַּבְדִיל בֵּין קֹדֶשׁ לְחוֹל.

Eliyahu HaNavi אליהו הנביא

Elijah the Prophet, Elijah the Tishbaite, Elijah the Gileadite.Soon, in our day, he will come to us with the messiah, son of David.

E-LEE-YA-HU HA-NA-VEE E-LEE-YA-HU HA-TISH-BEE.
E-LEE-YA-HU E-LEE-YA-HU E-LEE-YA-HU HA-GEE-LA-DEE.

BEE-M-HAY-RA V-YA-MAY-NU YA-VO AY-LAY-NU EEM MA-SHEE-ACH BEN DA-VEED, EEM MA-SHEE-ACH BEN DA-VEED.

אליהו הנביא, אליהו התשבי,
אליהו הגלעדי.
במהרה בימינו יבוא אלינו עם משיח בן דוד.

A Good Week: Shavua Tov!

A good week, a week of peace, may gladness reign and joy increase (2 times)

SHA-VU-AH TOV! (repeat 4 times)

שבוע טוב! (Repeat 4 times)

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