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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.
A wooden clog became a hanukkiah; strings from a uniform, a wick; and shoe polish, pure oil.
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