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  • proper n. Alternative form of Havdalah.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A religious ceremony among orthodox Jews at the close of the Sabbath.

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Examples

  • The older I get, the more enamoured I grow of the principle of Habdalah.

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  • We have earlier discussed Habdalah, the keeping apart of that which should not be confused.

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  • In its way, Habdalah is a justification for the idea of art.

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  • For that, simply, is what Habdalah means: separation.

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  • Habdalah prayers which involved a transition from sacred time to ordinary time.

    Inhabitatio Dei

  • Habdalah the sacred and the profane were distinguished through a ritual of anointing which set aside holy objects, persons, and spaces for God's service.

    Inhabitatio Dei

  • What the woman ushers in on the eve of the Sabbath, the man bids farewell to at its close, pouring out a glass of wine, lighting a single candle, perhaps shaking a spice box whose aromas symbolize the additional soul to which the Sabbath has given him access, and reciting the Habdalah benediction—a thank you to the Almighty for drawing a distinction between the holy and the profane, between light and darkness, between the six days of creation and the seventh day of rest.

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  • But in this case it’s the aesthetics rather than the morality of Habdalah that’s decisive: the laws governing art and form, giving due place to this or that, honoring the beauty of things in their separateness and season.

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