Havdalah Blessings and Songs

 Havdalah Blessings

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 "Birchot Havdalah" from The World of Your Dreams; music by Debbie Friedman

© 1976 Deborah Lynn Friedman (ASCAP); published by Sounds Write Productions, Inc. (ASCAP)

 

 

Havdallah Blessings

Blessings over the wine, spices, candle, and separation between the commonplace and the holy.

Lift the cup of wine of grape juice, and recite the blessing:

Borei pri hagafen 
Baruch atah Adonai, Eloheinu Melech haolam, borei p'ri hagafen.

We praise You, Eternal God, Sovereign of the universe, Creator of the fruit of the vine.

Hold up the spice box, and recite the blessing:

borei minei vsamim 
Baruch atah Adonai, Eloheinu Melech haolam borei minei v'samim.

We praise You, Eternal God, Sovereign of the universe, Creator of all spices.


Circulate the spice box so that all can inhale its fragrance.

 

Lift the Havdalah candle, and recite the blessing:

borei morei haeish 
Baruch atah Adonai, Eloheinu Melech haolam, borei m'orei ha-eish.
 

We praise You, Eternal God, Sovereign of the universe, Creator of fire.

Some follow the custom of looking at the reflection of the light on fingernails and the shadows created by the light.

 

Hold the Havdalah candle, and recite the blessing:


hamavdil bein kodesh lchol 
Baruch atah Adonai, Eloheinu Melech haolam, 
hamavdil bein kodesh l'chol, bein or l'choshech, 
bein Yisrael laamim, 
bein yom hash-vi-i l'sheishet y'mei hamaaseh. 
Baruch atah Adonai, hamavdil bein kodesh l'chol. 

Shavua Tov, May You Have a Good Week by Kol B'seder

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The twisted candle brightens our hearts

As together we watch the Sabbath depart.

We smell the spices, taste the wine
As the stars in the sky begin to shine.

Shavua tov, may you have a good week,
May you find the happiness you seek.
Shavua tov, may your week be fine
May it be as sweet as the Sabbath wine.

We say goodbye to a special friend,
Another Shabbat has come to an end.
"Shavua tov" are the words we speak

 

 

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