|Freiburg's Old Synagogue as seen by the painter Alexander Dettmar|
God, full of mercy, who dwells in the heights, provide a sure rest upon the Divine Presence's wings, within the range of the holy and the pure, whose shining resemble the sky's, all the souls of the six million Jews, victims of the European Holocaust, who were murdered, slaughtered, burnt and exterminated for the Sanctification of the Name, by the German Nazi assassins and their helpers from the rest of the peoples. Therefore, the Master of Mercy will protect them forever, from behind the hiding of his wings, and tie their souls with the rope of life. The Everlasting is their heritage, the Garden of Eden shall be their resting room, and they shall rest peacefully upon their lying place, they will stand for their fate at the end of days, and let us say: Amen.
In Wikipedia, we read: The ritual of Havdala involves lighting a special candle with several wicks, blessing a cup of wine, and smelling sweet spices.
|While Irina Katz, chairwoman of Freiburg's Israelite Community,|
lights the wicks of the candle, Cantor Moshe Hayoun sings the Havdalah.
|Irina Katz is holding the Havdalah candle, and Moshe Hayoun is blessing the wine.|
|Corner of remembrance at Freiburg's new synagogue|
|Mayor Ulrich von Kirchbach finding the right words|
|Irina Katz introduces the speaker of the evening, Andreas Meckel.|