Most people know that Shabbat - the Sabbath Day - begins on Friday evening at sundown with a special ceremony - lighting candles, eating bread, drinking wine and making blessings. But most people don't know that the Sabbath ends with another shorter, yet equally sweet, ceremony called havdalah. Practiced by observant Jews for millennia, it is now returning, not just among Jews, but among Christians who are searching to understand the Jewish background of their Faith.Dr. Neil and Jamie Lash have written a short introduction to havdalah, which can be used by anyone - Jew or Gentile - who wants to experience the important biblical principle of separation. Mostly for children, this observance demonstrates vividly the message that God wants his people to be separate from non-biblical ways, and it also closes the Sabbath Day.
The Sabbath ends with this short, yet equally sweet ceremony called havdalah (separation). This ceremony reminds us to be a light and a sweet fragrance in this world of darkness as we carry the peace, rest, joy, and love of the Sabbath into the work week.