When one buys a new article of clothing that a shechayanu would technically be made on, at what point is the bracha made? When the person purchases it? Or when they wear it for the first time?
- Anybody can ask a question
- Anybody can answer
- The best answers are voted up and rise to the top
Rishonim (see Sh.O. O.H. 223:3-4) rule that the brocha should be done when the person purchases the clothes, but achronim (Ben Ish Hai,Rav Ovadya Yosef [in his Shiurim he said this]) say one should recite the brocha only when he actually wears it.
Here is an article exactly about this question.