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Ending Shabbat: Havdalah

Shabbat ends when three stars are visible in the evening sky. Havdalah means, literally, separation. It is the ritual that distinguishes between the sacred time of Shabbat and the ordinary time of the rest of the week. Incorporating candles, wine, and spices, havdalah appeals to our senses as we leave the pleasure of Shabbat behind. Many people also use the time occurrence or symbols of havdalah as a basis for other rituals, building on its themes of separation, distinction, and new beginnings.

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Blessings over wine, spices and candle at the conclusion of Shabbat using masculine and feminine God-language   more
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#ZeroWastePassover: The Life-Changing Mitzvah of Tidying Up

Learn the art of sacred downsizing in this four-part, pre-Passover online learning network. Topics include:

  • mindfully planning #zerowaste meals
  • the spiritual power of sharing
  • letting go of symbolic objects in our lives
  • practical strategies for decluttering
  • the environmental imperative to reduce our carbon footprints.
Facilitated by Betsy Teutsch, and guest speakers
Tuesdays, 7pm-8pm EST
March 12, 26, April 2, 16
 

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