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Shehecheyanu Blessing Video

October 25, 2011

The Shehecheyanu is a blessing said in thanks for life, for being sustained, and for letting us get to this holy moment. It is a blessing said over any new experience. Got a new pair of shoes? Say Shehecheyanu! Lost your first tooth? Shehecheyanu! First meal in a new home with your family? Shehecheyanu!

This video brings together the Hebrew, translation and pronunciation of the prayer:


Follow along with your own copy of this resource, available as a PDF.


Hebrew for "Who has given us life," part of a blessing thanking God for bringing us to a special or new moment. A language of West Semitic origins, culturally considered to be the language of the Jewish people. Ancient or Classical Hebrew is the language of Jewish prayer or study. Modern Hebrew was developed in the late-19th and early 20th centuries as a revival language; today it is spoken by most Israelis.
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