Prelude to Havdalah
Found In: Ending Shabbat: Havdalah
From Livni 2 | Ritual Component
The music of Yemenite Jews typically comprises prayers, stories and chants accompanied by drums or clapping. For this optional prelude to the ceremony, click here.
Translation of the Hebrew:
My soul longs for the candle and the spices.
If only you would pour me a cup of wine for Havdalah.
O angels high, pave a way for me.
Clear the path for the bewildered,
and open the gates that I may enter.
My heart yearning, I shall lift up my eyes to G-d,
Who provides for my needs day and night.