The second blessing is over the spices. Lift the spices and say:

בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה יְיָ, אֱלֹהֵֽינוּ מֶֽלֶךְ הָעוֹלָם, בּוֹרֵא מִינֵי בְשָׂמִים

Baruch atah, Adonai, Elohaynu melech ha'olam, boray minay vesamim.

Blessed are You, Lord our God, ruler of the universe,who creates species of fragrance.

[A traditional translation.]

After saying the blessing, inhale the sweet smell. Pass around the spicebox so that everybody can inhale the scent deeply.


Type of Custom: Havdalah

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Source: InterfaithFamily