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Havdalah

or Hab·da·lah

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

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Origin of Havdalah

habhdālāh literally, division, separation
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British Dictionary definitions for Havdalah

havdalah

havdoloh

/ Hebrew (hɑvdɑˈlɑ, Yiddish hɑvˈdɔlə) /

noun

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

literally: separation
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