Definition of Havdalah

1. Proper noun. the Jewish ceremony that concludes the Sabbath or other Holy days ¹



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Definition of Havdalah

1. habdalah [n -S] - See also: habdalah

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Havdalah

haute culture
hautein
hautest
hauteur
hauteurs
hautpas
hauyne
hauynes
hauynite
hauynites
havable
havan
havans
havarti
havartis
havdalah (current term)
havdalahs
have't
have-a-go
have-a-go hero
have-not
have-nots
have I got news for you
have Van Gogh's ear for music
have a ball
have a bath
have a bone in one's leg
have a bone to pick
have a break

Literary usage of Havdalah

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1. The Journal of Sacred Literature by John Kitto, Henry Burgess, Benjamin Harris Cowper (1863)
"Now it is said in the Talmud, "Whoso [in the havdalah]'* mentions the separations [of God] must not mention less than three, and more than i. ..."

2. New Judea: Jewish Life in Modern Palestine and Egypt by Benjamin Lee Gordon (1919)
"The lamps of the hotel were lit after the services were over. This was followed by "havdalah" and the drinking of a cup of the best local wine. ..."

3. Children of the Ghetto: A Study of a Peculiar People by Israel Zangwill (1895)
"Be assured I shall not charge more than last time, unless the bride has an extra good dowry." On Saturday night immediately after havdalah, Sugarman went to ..."

4. The Jewish Travel Guide by Betsy Sheldon (2001)
"havdalah. The ceremony that marks the end of the Sabbath, occurring Saturday evening. The word means "separation" in Hebrew. Hazzan. ..."

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