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.)