If you tied new tzitzis on an old beged, do you recite Shehechiyanu on the tallis?

  • FWIW when I put new tzitzis on my grandfather's tallis, which I use as my weekday tallis, I didn't say shehechiyanu. Jul 28, 2017 at 4:09
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    @NoachMiFrankfurt - Did a rabbi instruct you not to say Shehechiyanu on it or did you just decide based on your judgment? FWIW I have never said it when I've tied new tzitzis either, but...
    – ezra
    Jul 28, 2017 at 4:10
  • I didn't because it wasn't a new beged, which is a machloket for the berachah IIRC. In any case, saying shehechiyanu could be a safek deoraita (lechumra, one shouldn't make a berachah unless sure that it's appropriate). Jul 28, 2017 at 4:12

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No you don't, you only make shechiyanu on a new Tallit (when you put on the tzitzit), but never on an old one. See Mishna Berura OC 22 sif katan 2,

אם עשה ציצית בבגד שהיה לו מכבר אף שלא היה בו ציצית מעולם אין צריך לברך שהחיינו

If one makes (attaches) tzitzis on a garment that he already had, even if tzitzis had never been attached to it, one does not have to bless shehecheyanu

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