“And he burnt thereon incense of sweet spices; as the LORD commanded Moses.” (Exodus, 40:27)
Can you smell that? That sweet fragrance of childhood, that visit to the synagogue with a scent of incense. That memory of the elderly men passing around chewing tobacco that made you sneeze as a child. That smell of holiday cooking in your bubby’s kitchen. Our sense of smell is closely linked with memory, probably more so than any of our other senses. What does Havdala smell like in your home? Anointing oils for your skin and joints, perfumes for her and him and unique Havdala spices will add that interesting twist of judaica to your everyday experiences, creating pleasantly fragrant new memories for you and for the next generation of Tinokos Shel Bais Rabban.