Shabbat Conclusion Worship Services: Havdallah Blessings

Marking the conclusion of Shabbat and the beginning of the new week

Blessings over the wine, spices, candle and between the separation of holy and commonplace. The Havdallah service marks the separation between the end of Shabbat and the week.

Lift the cup of wine of grape juice, and recite the blessing:

Baruch atah Adonai, Eloheinu Melech haolam, borei p'ri hagafen.

We praise You, Eternal God, Sovereign of the universe, Creator of the fruit of the vine.

 

Hold up the spice box, and recite the blessing:

Baruch atah Adonai, Eloheinu Melech haolam borei minei v'samim.

We praise You, Eternal God, Sovereign of the universe, Creator of all spices.

 

Lift the Havdalah candle, and recite the blessing:

Baruch atah Adonai, Eloheinu Melech haolam, borei m'orei ha-eish.

We praise You, Eternal God, Sovereign of the universe, Creator of fire.

Hold the Havdalah candle, and recite the blessing:

Baruch atah Adonai, Eloheinu Melech haolam,
hamavdil bein kodesh l'chol, bein or l'choshech,
bein Yisrael laamim,
bein yom hash-vi-i l'sheishet y'mei hamaaseh.
Baruch atah Adonai, hamavdil bein kodesh l'chol.

We praise You, Eternal God, Sovereign of the universe: You distinguish the commonplace from the holy; You create light and darkness, Israel and the nations, the seventh day of rest and the six days of labor. We praise You, O God: You call us to distinguish the commonplace from the holy.