Introduction to Havdala

Havdala is said after Shabbat, Jewish festivals, Rosh Hashana, and Yom KippurShabbat havdala is more extensive than after Yom Kippur and Jewish festivals

Shabbat havdala consists of:
  1. Beverage: Wine, Grape Juice, or Chamar Medina
    Wine is always the preferred beverage for all havdalas because it is prestigious.
  2. Spices
    The extra soul we are given on Shabbat leaves after Shabbat is over, so we sniff a pleasant odor to cover for that loss.
  3. Flame  
    The Shabbat havdala flame commemorates that Adam HaRishon (the first man) created fire after the first Shabbat.

 
Go to Top of Page
Didn't find what you were looking for?
Email Halacha
I just read this halacha, Introduction to Havdala, at www.practicalhalacha.com. I think you will find it very interesting.