The music of Yemenite Jews typically comprises prayers, stories and chants accompanied by drums or clapping. For this optional prelude to the ceremony, click here.

Translation of the Hebrew:

My soul longs for the candle and the spices.
If only you would pour me a cup of wine for havdalah.
O angels high, pave a way for me.
Clear the path for the bewildered,
and open the gates that I may enter.
My heart yearning, I shall lift up my eyes to G-d,
Who provides for my needs day and night.

Type of Custom:

Holiday/Event: Shabbat