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Habdalah

[Sephardic Hebrew hahv-dah-lah; Ashkenazic Hebrew hahv-daw-luh] /Sephardic Hebrew hɑv dɑˈlɑ; Ashkenazic Hebrew hɑvˈdɔ lə/
noun, Hebrew.
1.

Havdalah

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[Sephardic Hebrew hahv-dah-lah; Ashkenazic Hebrew hahv-daw-luh] /Sephardic Hebrew hɑv dɑˈlɑ; Ashkenazic Hebrew hɑvˈdɔ lə/
noun, Hebrew.
1.
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.
Origin of Havdalah
habhdālāh literally, division, separation
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British Dictionary definitions for Habdalah

havdalah

/hɑvdɑˈlɑ; Yiddish hɑvˈdɔlə/
noun
1.
(Judaism) the ceremony marking the end of the sabbath or of a festival, including the blessings over wine, candles, and spices
Word Origin
literally: separation
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