At the close of Shabbat after sundown a Jew makes Havdalah both during the evening prayer and with a flame. What is the origin of Havdalah? Can Havdalah be made over anything other than wine? Who is obligated to hear Havdalah and can it be said in a different language? Join Rabbi Dr Stuart Fischman and explore the foundations of Havdalah and the halachot from the Gemara down through contemporary poskim.
Rabbi Dr. Stuart Fischman graduated from Yeshiva University in 1980 and the dental school of Columbia University in 1985. In 1989 he began studying and teaching at Yeshivat Hamivtar and now studies and teaches at Yeshivat Machanaim in Efrat. He has rabbinic ordination from Rav Zalman Nechemia Goldberg.