About Traveling Havdalah Set

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The Havdalah is an old beautiful tradition in which we bid the holy Sabbath farewell. Although it is quite a popular ceremony which takes place in many Jewish homes, there are not a few people who do not know the deep meaning of this custom and all that accompanies it. 

The Havdalah is an old beautiful tradition in which we bid the holy Sabbath farewell. Although it is quite a popular ceremony which takes place in many Jewish homes,Guest Posting there are not a few people who do not know the deep meaning of this custom and all that accompanies it.  

The meaning of the Havdalah

Havdalah is a ceremony which takes place in Jewish homes and synagogues, concluding the Sabbath and Jewish holidays, distinguishing them from weekdays. The ceremony consists of benedictions that are recited over a cup of wine, natural aromatic spices and a braided candle. The main purpose of the Havdalah is to praise G-d for separating the Holy days from secular days, light from darkness, and Israelites from Gentiles. The lighting of the candle is to distinctly distinguish between the Sabbath and the secular weekdays as it is forbidden to light fire during the Sabbath.

In addition, according to the Kabala, it is very difficult for the Jewish soul to separate from the Sabbath. It is believed that an extra soul, or special spirit, is added to a Jew throughout the Sabbath and exists him as the Sabbath ends. In order to sweeten the departure, the ceremony consists of things which add joy to the soul, such as wine, spices and fire, reminding us of the everlasting light that was in the Garden of Eden. The Havdalah candle is usually a beautifully braided long candle with at least two wicks which burn simultaneously, symbolizing the unity of holy and secular found at the end of the Sabbath.

Silver Havdalah Sets

It has become tradition for Jewish families to purchase a whole Havdalah set, consisting of a matching Havdalah candle holder and spice box. Usually these sets do not include Kiddush cups as most families use the same cup for the Kiddush blessing and the Havdalah blessing.A beautiful saying states that if a commandment, a Mitzvah, is adored by the Jew, it is a fine thing to glorify it. As the Havdalah ceremony has long since been a well loved tradition amongst Jews all over the world, it has become custom to purchase Havdalah sets made of silver, adding prestige to the tradition.

Because people are cautious about harming their silver sets, they are often reluctant to take it with them when traveling.

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