Thursday, January 16, 2014

Saying Shehechiyanu On Etrogim

Saying Shehechiyanu On Etrogim
Day: Thursday
Date: January 16, 2014
Parshat: Yitro
Source: Yalkut Yosef: Laws of Tu Bishvat

Some people have a custom to eat etrog jam or sugar coated etrog slices on Tu Bishvat. Men should not say shehechiyanu when eating these since the shehechiyanu said on sukkot over the lulav and etrog covers eating as well. However, women who did not say shehechiyanu on sukkot (as is the Sephardic custom) should say shehechiyanu on Tu Bishvat if they eat from an etrog. Fruits that ordinarily have bugs in them must be checked for bugs before one says the beracha. One must be very careful to check well as eating bugs is a very serious sin.

The DSH is brought to you in memory of Rabbi Mordechai ben Daniel. Please visit us online at

No comments:

Post a Comment