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.
Related Prayer Resources
The Sabbath Table Prayer Books and Audio Companion
The Sabbath Table is offered in two editions; both present Hebrew (or Transliterated Hebrew) and English on facing pages, consisting of Sabbath table blessings, songs, providing Messianic Jews and Gentiles with expressions of praise and prayer deeply rooted in Jewish soil. Exquisitely crafted, comprehensive, and thoroughly Messianic, The Sabbath Table stands proudly next to any comparative resource published in traditional Judaism.
The Sabbath Table Audio Companion provides melodies and songs that will fill your home with joy and delight. A CD or MP3 resource that contains high-quality recordings of the essential Sabbath Table blessings, prayers, and songs. This 48-track audio resource provides standard melodies and clearly articulated lyrics for Hebrew prayers such as Eshet Chayil, Kiddushfor Friday night, Kiddusha Rabba, Yedid Nefesh, Psalm 23, and the complete Birkat HaMazon (Grace After Meals).