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Shehecheyanu - Who has given us life

Written by Admin on . Posted in Liturgy

Blessed are You, Lord, our God, King of the Universe, who has granted us life, sustained us and enabled us to reach this occasion.

 

The Shehecheyanu blessing is a common Jewish prayer said to celebrate special occasions.  It is said to be thankful for new and unusual experiences.  The blessing has been recited by Jewish people for nearly 2000 years. It comes from the Talmud (Berachot 54a, Pesakhim 7b, Sukkah 46a, etc.)