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She'hecheyanu (sheh-heh-cheh-yah-noo) — Blessing of thanks for having been allowed to stay alive to experience certain events, holidays, or experiences
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Yom Kippur: When To Start
Yom Kippur: Delaying Start Past Candle Lighting
Lighting the candles starts the holiday of Yom Kippur .  If you...
Three Weeks: Restrictions
Three Weeks: Restrictions
Forbidden during the Three Weeks : Saying...
Purim: Commandments
Purim: Commandments
There are four mitzvot for Purim : 1. Shala ch Manot...
Sukka: Blessings
Sukkot: Blessings: SheHecheyanu
First Night: Say she’hecheyanu after saying leisheiv...
Year of Mourning: SheHecheyanu
SheHecheyanu
A mourner ( avel ) is permitted to say she’hecheyanu for himself...
Chanuka: Candles: How To Light
Chanuka Candles: Light Left to Right; Add Right to Left
Light Chanuka candles from left to right, as you face it, not as it...
Chanuka: Candles: How To Light
Chanuka: Candles: SheHecheyanu on Later Days
Say she’hecheyanu the first time you light Chanuka candles...
Chanuka: Synagogue Menora
Chanuka: Synagogue Menora: SheHecheyanu in Synagogue
If you light the Chanuka menora in the synagogue on the first...
Blessings: Categories
Three Main Categories of Blessings
There are three main categories of blessings: Enjoyment (...
SheHecheyanu: Acquisitions: Which Items
Items on Which Women Say SheHecheyanu
Women say she’hecheyanu on: Engagement rings but not...
SheHecheyanu: Acquisitions: Which Items
On What To Say SheHecheyanu
Say she’hecheyanu on any item that you acquire through...
SheHecheyanu: Acquisitions: Which Items
SheHecheyanu and Attire
The only items of attire that get a she’hecheyanu blessing are...
SheHecheyanu: Acquisitions: Which Items
SheHecheyanu: House or Apartment
Say she’hecheyanu on a house, condominium, apartment, or other...
SheHecheyanu: Acquisitions: When To Bless
SheHecheyanu: Acquisitions: When To Bless over New Home
If you buy a house, condominium, apartment, or other accommodation, say...
SheHecheyanu: Acquisitions: When To Bless
SheHecheyanu: Acquisitions: When You May Say
You may say she’hecheyanu as long as you still feel...
SheHecheyanu: New Fruits: Order of Blessings
Borei Pri Ha'Eitz or SheHecheyanu First
Steps for saying she’hecheyanu on a new fruit: Say...
SheHecheyanu: New Fruits: Which Types
Varieties of Fruit for SheHecheyanu
If one type of fruit has many varieties--such as navel oranges, Valencia...
Introduction to SheHecheyanu
HaTov V'HaMeitiv or SheHecheyanu
Say ha’tov v’ha’meitiv instead of...
Introduction to SheHecheyanu
Introduction to SheHecheyanu: When Obligatory
Say she’hecheyanu for: Acquisitions, Jewish...
SheHecheyanu: New Fruits: On Which Forms To Bless
SheHecheyanu: Cooked Fruit
Say she’hecheyanu on cooked fruit in season if that fruit is not...
SheHecheyanu: New Fruits: On Which Forms To Bless
SheHecheyanu: Dried Fruit
Do not say she’hecheyanu on dried fruit.  Note...
SheHecheyanu: New Fruits: On Which Forms To Bless
SheHecheyanu: Imported Fruit
Do not say she’hecheyanu again if: You already said...
SheHecheyanu: New Fruits: On Which Forms To Bless
SheHecheyanu: New Fruit with Juice
Situation You drink the juice of a fruit that you...
SheHecheyanu: New Fruits: Two or More
SheHecheyanu for Two or More Fruits
If you eat two new fruits at same sitting, say she’hecheyanu...
SheHecheyanu: Jewish Festivals
SheHecheyanu at Candle-Lighting for Jewish Festivals
Say she’hecheyanu when lighting candles for: Both...
SheHecheyanu: New Fruits: When First in Season
SheHecheyanu: New Fruits: When Is First in Season
Say she’hecheyanu when eating a fresh (not dried or frozen)...
SheHecheyanu: New Fruits: When Travelling
SheHecheyanu: New Fruits: Visiting Place Where Fruit Is Available Year Round
Situation You live in an area in which a  fresh...
SheHecheyanu: New Fruits: When Travelling
SheHecheyanu: New Fruits: Visiting Place Where Fruit Is Not Available Year Round
Situation You visit a country in which a fresh fruit...
SheHecheyanu: New Fruits: Import/Export
SheHecheyanu: New Fruits: Import/Export
Situation A fruit is available year-round in one place. That...
Omer Period: Permitted Activities
Saying SheHecheyanu Allowed during Omer
You may say she’hecheyanu during sefirat ha’omer .  
Jewish Festivals: Evening Kiddush
Jewish Festivals: Evening Kiddush
To fulfill the two requirements for Jewish festival evening kiddush...
Passover: Ending Day(s): SheHecheyanu
Passover: Ending Day(s): SheHecheyanu
Do not say she’hecheyanu when lighting candles or saying...
Rosh Hashana: Evening Kiddush: Fruit for SheHecheyanu on Second Night
Rosh Hashana: Evening Kiddush: New Fruit for SheHecheyanu on Second Night
Place a “new” fruit--over which you may say...
First Nine Days of Av
Nine Days: Restrictions
Restrictions during the Nine Days before Tish’a b’Av...
Women: SheHecheyanu
SheHecheyanu by Women
 For items over which especially women say she’hecheyanu,...
Women: SheHecheyanu
SheHecheyanu: General Rules
For general rules of she’hecheyanu , see SheHecheyanu .
How To Do Pidyon HaBein
How To Do Pidyon HaBein
To do Pidyon Ha'Bein : Pidyon ha’bein is...

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