Tools - The "Havdala" ceremony | Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem

Tools - The "Havdala" ceremony

Total Hours
Semester B
Course Day
Time 14:00 - 17:00

The course will discuss the tools used in the "Havdala" ceremony, which is held every Saturday night. This ceremony is abundant with a variety of meanings and combines all senses.

Ceremonial tools are unique in the field of tools and everyday objects, "Tashmish Ha Kdusha" (Jewish ritual objects) gains value over time and when it wears out or is out of use, it cannot be thrown away, but must be preserved or upgraded. In the course it will be possible, for those who desire, to create all of the "Havdala" ceremonial tools, however there  will be an emphasis on the tools used for "Besamim” (Spices).

From learning and diving into the contents, the origins and the different customs that are related to this ceremony, we will later engage in the development of ideas, the preparation and creation of the ceremonial tools, using both traditional and modern methods.