JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Havdalah Over Schnapps #general

Gloria Berkenstat Freund

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One of my ancestors >from Sanok,Galacia made havdala in the following manner: After
making havdalah he would pour the remaining schnapps in a small pan and set it on
fire. He then dipped his fingers in the burning schnapps setting his hands on fire.
He raised his hands up skyward and then put his hands in his pockts to put out the
fire and possibly for good fortune in the coming week. Is any one familiar with
this minhag(custom)? Thanks

Searching GOLD, Sanok,Zarszyn,Galacia,; NYC

Gloria Berkenstat Freund
New York, NY

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