Blessing of Shehechiyanu on second day of Rosh Hashana

Blessing of Shehechiyanu on second day of Rosh Hashana

09.09.18

Pergunta

Why do we say the blessing of Shehechiyanu at Kiddush on the second day of Rosh Hashana on a new fruit that we haven’t yet eaten?

Resposta

It is proper to put a new fruit on the table on the second night of Rosh Hashana, or to wear a new garment, and to have in mind that the blessing of Shehechiyanu at Kiddush should also cover the fruit or garment. If you don’t have a new fruit or garment, you still say Shehechiyanu (see Shulchan Aruch and Rema Orach Chaim 600:2 and Mishna Berura ibid.)