Thursday, July 7, 2011

Why is Shehechiyanu in the plural?


"The reason why Shechiyanu [the blessing thanking Gd for keeping us alive and giving us strength to reach a special occasion] was created using plural language ["for keeping –us- alive", etc] is because it would not be possible for people of bitter spirit to thank Gd for bringing "me" to this occasion. It is recited in the plural, not only for the person reciting it but also for others."

(R' Yehudah haChasid, Sefer Chasidim 839)

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