“Blessed art thou, O lord our God, king of the universe, the creator of shining light,” the mourners sang.
Lander Grinspoon Academy in Northampton, Massachusetts will host a book reading by local drag queen Jenayah De Rosario as part of “Sparkle Havdalah.”
Marijuana entrepreneur Catherine Goldberg has a dream of uniting marijuana-loving Jews over Friday-night dinners.
As a child, Simon Feuerman listened to his mother talk to her parents on the phone — somber conversations that still fill him with sadness. Years later, he learned the story behind this ritual of separation.
A Havdalah spice box recently acquired by the Minneapolis Institute of Arts was created by was created by Giovacchino Belli, a Roman silversmith who worked for Pope Pius VII.