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On a Jewish listserve that I subscribe to, somebody posted the following question:

Does anyone have the music and an outline for the havdalah service? I want to do havdalah before an event for the young professionals group I am part of.

How should I respond to her message?

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Why shidduchim-dating? –  Double AA May 17 '12 at 5:39
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Even so, are they dating each other? And even so, does that fact affect how you want the havdalah done? If both of these are true, then you should probably be more explicit in the question exactly how that is so. Otherwise I don't see the need for the tag. –  Double AA May 17 '12 at 5:55
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Then I'll remove the tag. –  Adam Mosheh May 17 '12 at 5:57
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Is the dating aspect relevant to the question? –  yoel May 17 '12 at 6:21
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If they're good enough they can try this –  Baal Shemot Tovot May 17 '12 at 18:04
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Many use the popular melody by Debbie Friedman. Its simple, easily found in shireinu or other sources and has lots of 'lai-lai-lai" for those who might not know or remember the words or are too lost in thought about the young professional across the room to have an kvanah...

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Those lai-lai-lais can also be extended easily for as long as it takes to pass spice boxes through the crowd. –  Monica Cellio Nov 6 '13 at 4:24
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Do you know of any performances of this tune available on, say, Youtube? –  Double AA Nov 6 '13 at 5:34
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Here's one: youtube.com/watch?v=1K4yPaV_JBY (I'm used to it being a little perkier, but this was the best recording I found on a quick search.) –  Monica Cellio Nov 6 '13 at 13:59
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At least the introductory portion "Hinei el yeshuati" in this video is a common tune used as camps, some yeshivas, etc. While they say the brachot in this video, some continue that tune.

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I love the music of Reb Shlomo! Thanks so much for that video. –  Adam Mosheh May 17 '12 at 5:48
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