Thursday, August 29, 2013

Halocho #1172 - Does one say שֶׁהֶחֱיָינוּ on candle-lighting?

The blessing of שֶׁהֶחֱיָינוּ - "... who has kept us alive, sustained us and enabled us to reach this occasion" - is recited during Kiddush on all nights of Yom Tov, except on the last days of Pessach. There are two Minhagim (customs) regarding שֶׁהֶחֱיָינוּ at candle-lighting on Yom Tov candles: 

- Some women have the Minhag of saying שֶׁהֶחֱיָינוּ when lighting Yom-Tov candles (except on the last days of Pessach) 

- Others never say שֶׁהֶחֱיָינוּ at candle-lighting 

If a woman makes her own Kiddush she must be careful to only say שֶׁהֶחֱיָינוּ once; either at candle-lighting or during Kiddush. 

On the second night of Rosh Hashanah there's a Halachic debate if שֶׁהֶחֱיָינוּ is required. To be on the safe side, one should wear a new item of clothing, or see a new fruit (that one hasn't tasted yet this season) while saying Shehechiyanu on the second night of Rosh Hashanah; both during Kiddush and during candle lighting (if applicable). 

If one does not have a new item of clothing, nor a new fruit, on the second night of Rosh Hashanah, one still says שֶׁהֶחֱיָינוּ. 

 Source: Kitzur Shulchan Aruch 103:4, 129:23

 K'tiva V'chatima Tova; wishing you a year full of happy tidings

 - Danny
 Thursday, 23 Elul 5773

Please daven for the complete recovery of a little boy recovering from lymphoma:
 יוֹנָתָן-שִׂמְחָה בֶּן לֵאָה-רִבְקָה

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