- "literally 'separation'. The ceremony that marks the end of [the Sabbath] on Saturday evening" (JPS)
- "Come to our house after havdalah."
Languages of Origin
Who Uses This
Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
The New Joys of Yiddish, by Leo Rosten and Lawrence Bush (New York, 2003).
The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).
JPS: The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001)
There are three main ritual objects used during the ceremony: a double wicked candle, wine or grape juice, and spices.
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