The Shehechiyanu blessing is traditionally recited upon performing some action for the first time.
The blessing thanks God for granting us life and for bringing us to the present moment.
In this video, Sarah Wolf demonstrates how to recite the Shehechiyanu blessing:
Learn more about Shehechiyanu with this short video:
Pronounced: LOO-lahv (oo as in boo), Origin: Hebrew, a bundle of branches representing three species — willow, myrtle and palm — which are shaken together with the etrog on Sukkot.
Pronounced: MICK-vuh, or mick-VAH, Alternate Spelling: mikvah, Origin: Hebrew, Jewish ritual bath.
Pronounced: sheh-hekh-ee-YAH-new, Origin: Hebrew, a blessing said upon experiencing a new or special occasion.