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From: Daniel Rendelman <email@example.com>
This is a copy of the Havadalah Service my family will have tonight.
We have a few friends and family joining us for this time of celebration. May I
encourage you to host your own Havadalah
NOTE FROM EDDIE:
Havdalah is a ceremony for concluding Shabbat It is mentioned in
KJV Acts 20:7 And upon the first of the week, when the disciples
KJV Acts 20:8 And there were many lights in the upper chamber, wherethey were gathered together.
END OF NOTE
1. Lighting and Blessing the Candle:
The Havdalah candle is lit before the Havdalah ceremony begins. A
"The candle with many wicks, stands tall and bright. Together as
A blessing is now recited over the light of the Havdalah candle.
Baruch ata Yahweh eloheynu melech ha-olam borey m'orey ha-eysh
Blessed are You, Yahweh our Elohim, King of the universe, Who creates the light of the fire.
(While this blessing is recited, the head of the household and
The head of the household recites the following prayer based on the
"Behold, Yahweh is my salvation; I will trust, and will not be afraid
The Jews had light and joy and gladness and honor. So be it with us. I will lift the cup of salvation, and call upon the Name of Yahweh."
This Week's Scripture Reading: Genesis 2:1-3 / Isaiah 57:13-14 /
3. Blessing Over The Wine:
The wine is poured until it overflows the cup. Then it is held in the
Baruch ata Yahweh eloheynu melech ha-olam borey p'ri ha-gafen.
Blessed are you Yahweh our Elohim, King of the universe, Who creates the fruit of the vine.
4. Blessing Over the Bread
The bread is presented, covered on a plate decorated with birds. The birds symbolize the freedom Messiah Yahshua has given us to live Torah. The bread is taken from the Shabbat table from the night before. It is eaten in remembrance of the rest of Yahweh.
"As at the Shabbat table we celebrated and thanked Abba for His every provision during the week, so at Havdalah we look to this new week ahead of us now by faith. Abba Yahweh has faithfully provided everything that we need in order to serve Him each new day. One such provision is the Ruach-given strength to let the Messiah's life flow from us in order to meet any given situation that we may encounter. In addition, Yahweh has already provided what we need to obey His call in any one moment by virtue of Yahshua's life in us and in our being His new creation. Anything that He would ask of us is not complicated nor is it beyond our reach. Each moment of this coming week can be met in the place of faith on the basis of this truth. It is this portion of the Shabbat challah that we now partake and choose to help us remember this fact as this is the bread from the Shabbat table."
The bread is blessed as follows:
Baruch atah Yahweh Eloheinu melech ha'olam hamotizie lechem min ha'aretz.
Blessed are You, O Yahweh our Elohim, King of the universe Who brings forth bread from the earth.
5. Blessing over Spices:
The spice box is taken and the following blessing is said:
Baruch ata Yahweh eloheynu melech ha-olam, borey miney b'samim. Blessed are You, Yahweh our Elohim, King of the universe, Who creates various kinds of spices.
"As we pass the box let us inhale deeply and savor the sweet, pungent aroma. Let us hear the words of Romans 12:1 & 2 "Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of Yahweh's mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to the Ruach HaKodesh-this is your spiritual act of worship. Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what Yahweh's will is-his good, pleasing and perfect will." Our new creation lives should be lived out consistently before the throne of Yahweh like a sweet smelling aroma rising to His nostrils. Our life should be as the burn offering of the Mishkan. Again, let us yield our life as a living sacrifice, not going the way of our flesh and thereby withholding who we really are from one another. Let us pass the spices and offer a prayer of thanksgiving to Yahweh for this past Shabbat and this new week."
(The spice box is passed around so that everyone can smell the
6. Havdalah Blessing:
The cup of wine is taken again in the right hand as the Havdalah
"Blessed are You Yahweh our Elohim, King of the universe, who makes a distinction between holy and profane, between light and darkness, between Israel and the heathen nations, between the seventh day and the six working days. Blessed are you, Yahweh Who makes a distinction between holy and profane."
(All present now partake of the "fruit of the vine." The Messiah
7. Candle Extinguished:
The Havdalah candle is extinguished in the wine that spilled over
... we have seen the symbols of Havdalah.
... we have tasted the wine.
...we have smelled the fragrant spices.
... we have felt the flame.
... and we have heard the Word of Yahweh
In this way we consecrate our five senses to Yahweh as we return to the labor of the coming week.
8. Prayer for the Coming Week:
A prayer for the coming week is usually said at this time. A
"Blessed are You, our Father, our King who has given us this holy
(At this point it is totally appropriate for anyone who feels led to
Reading of traditional scripture for this time:
"How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings good news, who proclaims peace, who brings glad tidings of good things, who proclaims salvation who says to Zion, Your Elohim reigns!" (Isaiah 52:7) Au mein. This is an appropriate verse for Messianic Israel as well, as we go forth this week to tell our people the Good News of Yahshua HaMashiach.
This is a time to life your song to Yahweh! This should include a
10. Conclusion and Blessing:
The Havdalah ceremony ends with a wish for SHAVUA TOV (have a good week).
Reading: Psalm 91.
"You who live in the shelter of 'Elyon, who spend your nights in the shadow of Shaddai, who say to Yahweh, "My refuge! My fortress! My Elohim, in who I trust!" - he will rescue you from the trap of the hunter and from the plague of calamities; he will cover you with his pinions; and under his wings you will find refuge; his truth is a shield and protection.
You will not fear terrors of night or the arrow that flies by day, or
For you have made Yahweh, the Most High, who is my refuge, your dwelling place. No disaster will happen to you, no calamity will come near your tent; for he will order his angels to care for you and guard you wherever you go. They will carry you in their hands so that you won't trip on a stone. You will tread down lions and snakes, young lions and serpents you will trample underfoot.
Yahweh says, "Because he loves me, I will rescue him; because he
I will be with him when he is in trouble. I will extricate him and
(The Aharonic blessing and the blessing of the children may also be
All Israel eats. So, enjoy a light dessert and delight in Yahweh.
This is an adaptation of the booklet, HAVDALAH by Neil and Jamie
Lash, Ft. Lauderdale, FL and from an article from First Fruits of Zion
Issue 58 pages 7 and 16.
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