[ Sephardic Hebrew hahv-dah-lah; Ashkenazic Hebrew hahv-daw-luh ]
/ Sephardic Hebrew hɑv dɑˈlɑ; Ashkenazic Hebrew hɑvˈdɔ lə /
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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.
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Origin of Havdalah
habhdālāh literally, division, separation
Words nearby Havdalah
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How to use Havdalah in a sentence
The two families gathered for an impromptu Havdalah right there in the lobby.One family’s harrowing escape from the collapsing condo building: ‘Run, fast!’|Brittany Shammas|July 1, 2021|Washington Post
British Dictionary definitions for Havdalah
/ Hebrew (hɑvdɑˈlɑ, Yiddish hɑvˈdɔlə) /
Judaism the ceremony marking the end of the sabbath or of a festival, including the blessings over wine, candles, and spices
Word Origin for havdalah
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