- Rabbi Yitzchak Etshalom
- Duration: 31 min
Reciting Birkat Sheheyanu on Mitzvot (part 1)
- 58 min 16 sec
We are accustomed to reciting the ברכה of "שהחיינו", known as ברכת הזמן, when we perform certain מצוות, such as תקיעת שופר, lighting נר חנוכה and so forth. We examine the development of this practice - which is not mentioned anywhere in the משנה - and the background of the ברכה itself, including the formation of its wording.