“Six days shalt thou labor, and do all thy work but the seventh day is a sabbath unto the lord thy God…” (Exodus 20:8-9)
Havdalah, the differentiation between the Sabbath and the “regular” week, constitutes one of Judaism’s most beautiful ceremonies, with families coming together, incanting prayers, singing hymns, performing enchanting rituals and feeling the presence of God. How better to observe this rite than with one of Shalom House’s exquisite Havdalah sets and intricately braided Havdalah candles.
The splendor of Havdalah goes beyond the ritual itself, of course. While resting on the Sabbath is a mitzvah, the Judaic Sages tell us that working during the other six days of the week is also a mitzvah. Havdalah, therefore, strikes right at the core of the pillars of the Jewish religion, marking the movement from doing God’s bidding, to doing his work. We’d be honored to be a part of your own fulfillment of this weekly transition.