Monday, January 25, 2010

Shehechiyanu upon seeing or eating the fruit?


We mentioned yesterday that one who sees a newly available fruit, which is only available in season, and who experiences joy from seeing it, recites the "Shehechiyanu" blessing.

This is true even if one does not purchase the fruit, but only sees that someone else has it. So long as one benefits from the experience, he recites the blessing.

However, we generally recite the blessing only upon eating the fruit, which is when most people feel the height of their enjoyment.

(Code of Jewish Law Orach Chaim 225:3; Mishneh Berurah 225:11)

Have a great day,

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