A Musical Blessing for the New Week

Last weekend, The Shabbos Project asked thousands of communities around the world to come together to say Havdallah.

Shabbat, the traditional day of rest, is a chance for us to spend time with our communities, spend time with our families, or even just spend reflective time with ourselves. It is a time to recharge our physical and spiritual batteries.

At the conclusion of Shabbat each week the transitional Havdallah verses and blessings are recited, giving us the opportunity to take the beauty and holiness of Shabbat with us into the rest of the week.

The Maccabeats have now released a video of their experience singing alongside world-class cantor Netanel Hershtik and a full orchestra &mdash a first for this a capella group! Filmed at the iconic Avatar Studios in NYC and featuring footage from Havdallah celebrations around the world, their rendition follows the popular combination of a traditional Modzitz Hasidic melody with a tune composed by Jewish singer-songwriter Debbie Friedman.

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