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I celebrated Havdalah after my first week of my new full time job. I think it was extra special because I got to close my first week of my job and prepare for the second one. I like having a consistent schedule and I am excited to add Havdalah to my weekly routine.
Every week, right after Shabbat, the Jewish community at UMD makes havdallah. I love Havdallah because I think it is a great way to separate the holiness of Shabbat from the rest of the week, but also enable us to bring some of that same holiness into the week as well. I love doing or hearing Havdallah and I will continue to do it every week.
Havdalah is probably my favorite weekly ceremony. I find it very peaceful and meaningful. I like that the point of Havdalah is meant to separate Shabbat from the coming week. It is bittersweet that Shabbat is ending but we are hopeful for a good week ahead. I am someone who likes to hold on to the mistakes I have made in the past. Celebrating Havdalah reminds me to learn from my mistakes but leave the past behind. Instead of dwelling on the past, I should move forward towards working for a better future.