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Shehecheyanu: blessing (“who has granted us life, sustained us, and enabled us to reach this season”) recited at the advent of festivals, at a fortuitous occasion, when eating new fruit, wearing new clothing, or performing a mitzvah for the first time that season.
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 an...
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When lighting the candles for Yom Tov, women recite the blessing of Shehecheyanu in addition to the blessing for kindling the lights for Yom Tov.
The Last Days of Passover
But all that wonder has yet to materialize. Our world is still one with war, with poverty, malice, still a world in exile from its essential, G‑dly nature.
The simple reason is that all the days of Pesach are one long holiday. Since we can only recite Shehechiyanu over a new holiday—and the last days are not a new holiday—the prayer is included in the Shehechiyanu of the first days.
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We picked out two juicy pomegranates (just in case one of them turns out to be a lemon).
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Besides the basic daily blessings—e.g., for eating or drinking, and those that are part of the prayers—there are a variety of other blessings recited on different occasions.
Question: For every mitzvah there is a blessing. Why do we not say a blessing when we build the sukkah? Response: While building the sukkah is a mitzvah, the mitzvah is not concluded until you actually dwell in it during Sukkot. Thus building the sukkah w...
Ashkenazic Chief Rabbi of Israel Avraham Shapira and Sefardic Chief Rabbi of Israel Mordechai Eliyahu visit the Rebbe during the Days of Sefirah between Passover and Shavuos. A discussion about the students of Rabbi Akiva and the mitzvah to love one’s fel...
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