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1answer
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Why Doesn't Rasag Mention Spices As Part Of Havdalah?

In his siddur, Rav Sa`adya haGaon (Rasa"g) goes through the entire service for havdalah and never mentions besamim. He also doesn't mention it when discussing havdalah for Mossa'ei Yom Tov and what is ...
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votes
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Besamim Motzei Shabbos Chol HaMoed

Update: After speaking to the person who originally asked the shailo I have since updated the question to reflect what their original kavana was. When Yom Tov comes out Motzei Shabbos when we make ...
6
votes
2answers
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Stuffed nose and havdallah

If I have a stuffed nose and cannot smell besamim, can I make havdallah? Do I still say borei minei besamim even though I can't consciously smell them, with the assumption that I'm still benefiting ...
5
votes
1answer
170 views

Cinnamon for Bisamim

Can you use cinnamon for Bisamim at havdalah? Which is better: ground cinnamon or whole sticks?
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Yom Kippur havdalah

Why are there no besamim used at havdalah at the conclusion of Yom Kippur?