The Shehechiyanu Blessing

A blessing that gives thanks to God for enabling us to experience a new or special occasion.

What is the Shehechiyanu?

The Shehechiyanu blessing gives thanks to God for enabling us to experience a new or special occasion. The blessing consists of one line:

Barukh ata adonai elohenu melekh ha’olam, shehecheyanu, v’kiyimanu, v’higiyanu la’z’man ha’zeh

Blessed are You Lord our God, Ruler of the Universe who has given us life, sustained us, and allowed us to reach this day.

 


Listen to the Shehechiyanu (courtesy of Mechon Hadar)


 

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