The Sabbath Table
The Torah instructs us to set apart the Sabbath day as holy. Separation is the essence of holiness. At the onset of the Sabbath, we mark it by the lighting of candles and by reciting Kiddush. Likewise, when the Sabbath ends we do not let it just fade into the mundane week, but we end it with a beautiful ceremony called Havdalah, meaning “separation” or “distinction.” Mark the Sabbath day with distinction and the new week with light, joy, gladness, and honor with the Havdalah ceremony.