Here's a great tip:
Enter your email address and we'll send you our weekly magazine by email with fresh, exciting and thoughtful content that will enrich your inbox and your life, week after week. And it's free.
Oh, and don't forget to like our facebook page too!
Printed from chabad.org
All Departments
Jewish Holidays
TheRebbe.org
Jewish.TV - Video
Jewish Audio
News
Kabbalah Online
JewishWoman.org
Kids Zone
Contact Us
Visit us on Facebook

Shehecheyanu

Shehecheyanu

E-mail

The shehecheyanu blessing is recited, in addition to the regular blessing, whenever doing something for the first time that year, like doing a mitzvah, such as the first lighting the Chanukah candles, reading the Megillah on Purim, and taking the lulav and etrog on Sukkot.

In addition the first time each year one eats a fruit or vegetable which is seasonal, i.e., one which grows only at a certain time of the year, the fruit is considered a "new fruit" and this special blessing is recited.

The shehecheyanu should preferably be said before the regular blessing on the fruit, although some have the custom to say it afterwards. The blessing is said only if the fruit is ripe (not dried). Examples of seasonal fruits over which one can say this blessing: kiwi, fresh figs or dates, pomegranates, cherries, tangerines, cantaloupes, and strawberries.

Ba-ruch A-tah A-do-noi E-loi-hei-nu
Me-lech ha-o-lam she-he-chee-ya-nu v'ki-yi-ma-nu
vi-hi-gi-ya-nu liz-man ha-zeh.

Translation:

Blessed are You, L-rd our G-d, King of the
Universe, who has granted us life, sustained us and
enabled us to reach this occasion.

Listen to the recitation of the Shehechiyanu blessing
© Copyright, all rights reserved. If you enjoyed this article, we encourage you to distribute it further, provided that you comply with Chabad.org's copyright policy.
E-mail
1000 characters remaining
Email me when new comments are posted.
Sort By:
Discussion (3)
February 27, 2014
Hebrew
I would have liked to have seen it printed in Hebrew also.
Rafael Sanchez
October 21, 2012
To be able to listen
I agree with previous reader. It would be wonderful to be able to listen the blessing. It is my birthday and I would be so glad to hear it. It is beautiful and powerful. Thank you. Blessings!.
Anonymous
london, On/Canada
November 19, 2011
help!
It would really be helpful if there was a little speaker button we could click so we could hear the words being said! Not everyone studying here speaks the language! We are learning. Thank you! Just a suggestion I would love!
Anonymous
Bronx, NY