Machshavah Lab

Three Insights into Shehecheyanu

May 06, 2022 Rabbi Matt Schneeweiss Season 8 Episode 3
Machshavah Lab
Three Insights into Shehecheyanu
Show Notes

This morning (5/6/22), in our "Machshavah Lab" series for women, we went over three insights I recently had into birkas ha'zman (i.e. shehecheyanu). The first is a basic but beautiful pshat from the Kuzari. The second is an insight I had over Pesach into the unique role played by the shehecheyanu we say at the end of kiddush at the seder. The third is an answer given by the Rav to the question: Why don't we say shehecheyanu on sefiras ha'omer?
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מקורות:
ברכת שהחיינו
רמב"ם – משנה תורה: ספר אהבה, הלכות ברכות י:א-ז, יא-טו; יא:ט
כוזרי ג:יז (trans. Rabbi Daniel Korobkin)
הגדה של פסח - מגיד
ר"י בר יקר – פירוש על ההגדה של פסח
שיח הגרי"ד – (ב) בענין קידוש בליל הסדר, דף ט-יא
סברות במשנה תורה להרמב"ם (2011) – ברכת על אכילת מצה
רש"י - שמות יג:ח
רב שורקין - הררי קדם חלק ב סימן קו
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