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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.
Guidelines for making the blessing on new fruits
There are a number of times during the year, such as the second day of Rosh Hashanah (and, for some, the 15th of Shevat), when it is customary to eat a fruit that just came into season, which necessitates the celebratory blessing of shehecheyanu. Today, w...
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.
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...
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