YAKNEHAZ (Heb. יַקְנְהַ״ז), abbreviation composed of the initials of the Hebrew words; יַיִן yayin ("wine"), קִדּוּשׁ *Kiddush ("sanctification"), נֵר ner ("light"), הַבְדָּלָה *Havdalah ("separation"), and זְמַן zeman ("time," meaning blessing of the time, i.e., She-Heḥeyanu). The word served as a mnemotechnic
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