shehechiyanu, shehekheyanu, shehekhiyanu, sheheheanu, shehehianu, shehehiyanu
- the blessing of thanksgiving that celebrates reaching a celebratory moment or marking a significant first
- "This is truly a shehechiyanu moment."
- "Please join hands as we sing Shehechiyanu."
Languages of Origin
שהחיינו 'lit. who has given us life'
Who Uses This
Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
The New Joys of Yiddish, by Leo Rosten and Lawrence Bush (New York, 2003).
The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).
The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001)
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