Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Shehechiyanu on Yom Tov candles, and at Kiddush


We have been learning about lighting Shabbat candles.

As an aside: Many women have the practice of reciting the blessing of "Shehechiyanu" when lighting Yom Tov candles. They need not do this, for they will hear the "Shehechiyanu" as part of kiddush later, but they may just as easily recite it for themselves.

(Mishneh Berurah 263:23)

Note: One who recites Shechiyanu at candle-lighting should not say it again, or even answer Amen to it, at kiddush.

Have a great day,

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