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Shehecheyanu

Posted by: erika on: March 21, 2011

בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה יְיָ אֱלֹהֵינוּ מֶלֶךְ הַעוֹלָם שֶׁהֶחֱיָנוּ וְקִיְּמָנוּ וְהִגִּיעָנוּ לַזְּמַן הַזֶּה This Blessing starts off like all Jewish blessings, Blessed are you…The last verse, though, speaks specifically to where I am right now.  “…who has enabled us to reach this occasion”.  The Shehecheyanu is said on happy occasions, on Holidays and when generally good things […]


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