also habdalah noun Usage: often capitalized Etymology: Hebrew habhdālāh separation Date: 1733 a Jewish ceremony marking the close of a Sabbath or holy day

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  • Havdalah — is a Jewish religious ceremony that marks the symbolic end of Shabbat and holidays, and ushers in the new week. In Judaism, Shabbat ends and the new week begins at nightfall on Saturday. Havdalah may be recited as soon as three stars are visible… …   Wikipedia

  • HAVDALAH — (Heb. הַבְדָּלָה; distinction ), blessing recited at the termination of Sabbaths and festivals, in order to emphasize the distinction between the sacred and the ordinary, with regard to the Sabbath (or festival) that is departing and the or  … …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Havdalah — Un conjunto de plata de ley Havdalah que contiene un candelabro y un especiero. Observando el cierre del ritu …   Wikipedia Español

  • Havdalah — La havdalah (en hébreu : הבדלה) est une prière juive dite le soir de shabbat et qui exprime la séparation du kodesh (saint) et du hol (ordinaire), c est à dire le passage du shabbat aux jours normaux de la semaine. Cette prière se dit dès la …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Havdalah — Seph. /hahv dah lah /; Ashk. /hahv daw leuh/, n. Hebrew. a religious ceremony, observed by Jews at the conclusion of the Sabbath or a festival, that consists of blessings over wine, spices, and the light of a candle. Also, Habdalah. [habhdalah… …   Universalium

  • Havdalah — noun the Jewish ceremony that concludes the Sabbath or other Holy days …   Wiktionary

  • Havdalah — n. Jewish religious ceremony that officially signifies the end of the Sabbath day (involves blessing wine, candlelight, and spices) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Havdalah — noun variant spelling of Habdalah …   English new terms dictionary

  • havdalah — hav•da•lah [[t]hɑvˈdɔ lə, ˌhɑv dɑˈlɑ[/t]] n. jud a religious ceremony observed by Jews at the conclusion of the Sabbath or a festival • Etymology: 1730–40; < Heb habhdālāh lit., division, separation …   From formal English to slang

  • havdalah — /ˈhavdələ/ (say hahvduhluh) noun Judaism a ritual prayer and blessing marking the end of the Jewish Sabbath on Saturday evening at sunset. Also, habdala …   Australian English dictionary

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