Havdalah Blessing

10-2-2016

Samuel was the last of Judges. The priesthood morally failed under Eli. Samuel was a faithful scribe. An Evident prophet, not priest is in Israel. Theocracy had ended and Kings began. Samuel’s mother, Hannah, had no children. She was bitter, she wept and wept, adversary’s provoked her to make her fret, because YHWH had shut up her womb. She had  a sorrowful ruach. She said” to Eli, her husband, “Count not thine handmaid for a daughter of Belial: for out of the abundance of my complaint and grief, have I spoken”. She asked to find grace in Eli’s sight. How long did she wait, until her husband knew her and she gave birth? How long did she endure, and YHWH remembered her?

When you have done all that you are able to do, and there seems to be no end to sorrow, Hannah’s story is a story to inspire holding fast to and cleaving to YHWH, in light of all matter and material situations.  She prayed for marriage, a child and family, although Peninnah, her Sister wife, had children, Hannah had none. The Word says that the adversary provoked her. Ones and ones who are used by hasatan, have adversarial spirits. Being in the world, but not of the world, we (INI) are to do all that we are able, remain separated from the world, flesh and devil matrix, black, brown and white oppressors and adversarial spirits. Sometimes the adversary is of one’s own household. Ones must pray in heart, about and for all matters. Interestingly enough, even as Hannah prayed in her heart, only her lips moved, but her voice was not heard, and her own husband thought her to be drunk!

Ever had a Hannah praying experience, where even when you pray, your praying is condemned?

During the High Holy Days, ones and ones are called to on Rosh Hashanah, to drop bread crumbs in a natural running body of water. The prayers and dropping of bread crumbs symbolizing releasing sin. I watched as bread crumbs that I solemnly dropped over the bridge flowed away. On one level I sensed a feeling of release. On another, the reality of where I am and where so many are saddens my heart.  Hannah prayed with prophetic power! It is through her prayers and YHWH’s faithfulness,  that she eventually gave birth to Samuel. Hannah could have been up in age and or been barren all of her adult life, in either case, marriage, children and family for a woman are gifts and blessings that YHWH gives and YHWH may withhold. YHWH’s people, we are called to cleave to YAH’s Way, Truth and Light in season and out of season.

YHWH’s commandments,  provide moral humane and divine Groundation for life. Under Eli, even priest had failed. Holding on and cleaving to YHWH, in spirit, when in  truth and reality, matter and material are different than what is desired,  different from righteousness, different from Truth, different from uprightness, different from justice, different from devotion to YHWH, hold fast to the profession of faith in Yahoshua Ben YHWH, without wavering, for he is faithful. One’s spirit may almost become “asleep”, impervious because of pain, hurt and disappointment.  Just as we go from day to day, strength to strength, examine what inside (you) INI should be released and what should be held to that which is righteous, good, upright, just and in order. Even if holding on, is after someone or something has said and done wickedly towards  ones and ones, YHWH separates the sacred from the secular, light from darkness, Israel from the other nations, six days of labor and the Shabbat-a day of rest!

Shabbat is a sacred commandment, all Messianic Ethiopian Hebrew Israelite Rastafari are commanded to keep. There are Nerot blessings at the beginning of Shabbat that are said. At the end of Shabbat, there is a Havdalah blessing. The Havdalah Blessings are blessings at nightfall Saturday, the end of Shabbat. Traditionally, borei poreh hagafe,  P’ri Hagafen (wine, grape juice or another liquid) is used. If neither is used, substitute “ Shehakol nih ‘yeh bid’varo” (by whose will  all things come to be through his word) ,for ” borei poreh hagafe” who creates the fruit of the vine.

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  1. Baruk atah Adonai, Eloheinu, Melekh ha’olam
  2. Blessed are you, Adonai, our Almighty, sovereign of the universe,
  1. Borei pri hagafen,
  2. Who creates the fruit of the vine

If using other liquids:

  1. nih ‘yeh bid’varo (by whose will  all things come to be through his word)

The second  blessing is recited over fragrant spices such as cloves, cinnamon or bay leaves, commonly kept in a bsamim box.

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  1. Baruk atah Adonai, Eloheinu Melek ha’olam
  2. Blessed are you, Adonai, our Almighty, sovereign of the universe,
  1. Borei minei v’samim
  2. Who creates varieties of spices

The third blessing is made over a flame. Candles are lit and the following blessing is

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  1. Baruk atah Adonai, Eloheinu Melek ha’olam
  2. Blessed are you, Adonai, our Almighty, sovereign of the universe,
  1. Borei m’orei ha’eish
  2. Who creates the light of the fire

The final blessing is the havdalah blessing over the separation of different things

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  1. Baruk atah Adonai, Eloheinu Melek ha’olam
  2. Blessed are you, Adonai, our Almighty, sovereign of the universe,
  1. Hanavidil bein Kodesh l’chol
  2. Who separates between sacred and secularwin_20160930_19_52_10_pro

1. Bein or lchoshekh bein Israel la’ amim

2. Between light and darkness between Israel and the nationswin_20160930_19_55_42_pro-2

  1. Bein yom hash vi lsheishet ymei hama’aseh
  2. Between the seventh day and the six days of laborwin_20160930_19_59_22_pro-2
  1. Barukh atah Adonai
  2. Blessed are You, Adonaiwin_20160930_20_02_21_pro-2
  1. Hamav’dil bein Kodesh l’hol
  2. Who separates between sacred and secular.                                                                           HalleluJAH!

Ihit Ahkotee,

Mary Rose

 

 

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