Saturday, January 24, 2009

The Havdalah Candle


There are two reasons we recite a blessing over a flame at Havdalah:
1. Per midrashic teachings, Gd gave Adam and Chavah fire immediately after the first Shabbat, and
2. All through Shabbat we were not permitted to use fire, and so we demonstrate that we are now permitted to use it.

(Mishneh Berurah 298:1)

Have a great day,

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