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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?

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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.

  • sources? ...... – Yehoshua Jul 4 '13 at 21:08
  • Why would all rabbis suddenly change their minds – Double AA Jul 4 '13 at 21:10
  • @Yehoshua There are sources in the article I've linked, I'll add them to the answer. – jutky Jul 4 '13 at 21:10
  • @DoubleAA Maybe because now we buy things more frequently and we are really happy only when we start use them. – jutky Jul 4 '13 at 21:11
  • @jutky And that socio-economic transition happened coincidentally at the same time as the religo-historical switch from Rishonim to Achronim? – Double AA Jul 6 '13 at 21:43

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