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See Shulchan Aruch Orach Chaim 225:3. One makes shehecheyanu upon seeing a new fruit (although customarily this blessing is deferred until eating of the fruit). Thus, on the second night of Rosh HaShanah, Shulchan Aruch Orach Chaim 600:2 recommends having a new fruit in front of you while reciting kiddush. Thus, as far as I understand, the shehecheyanu of ...


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In the days of the Talmud, witnesses would report to the Sanhedrin that they saw the new moon, and then the court would declare that the month started. Even if the court knew that the moon should be visible, if no witnesses came, they would wait until the next day to make it Rosh HaShanah or Rosh Chodesh. When the sage Hillel Nesiah saw that there would no ...


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IIRC, the explanation goes like this: There's no Biblical festival of R"H, there's one of blowing the Shofar on the first day of the 7th month. On Jubilees, the main Shofar (to free the slaves, etc) is blown on the 10th day of the 7th month as it says: "וְסָפַרְתָּ לְךָ שֶׁבַע שַׁבְּתֹת שָׁנִים שֶׁבַע שָׁנִים שֶׁבַע פְּעָמִים וְהָיוּ לְךָ יְמֵי ...


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So your question is addressed by Rav Yosef Chaim Sonnenfeld zt"l in his Shu"t Shalmas Chaim 326. He begins by asking why one would not dip the challah in salt on Rosh Hashanah and he answers initially: לכאורה יש לומר, אחרי דנוהגין לטבול פרוסת המוציא בדבש, ואם יתן עליה גם מלח יהיה נותן טעם לפגם, ואין ראוי לעשות זה בליל ראש השנה, והרי העיקר שהוא ...


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The Mishnah Berura in 167:33 seems to indicate that since our bread already has salt in it, we only need to have it on the table to be yotzei the Rema; לג) וע"ל סוף סי' ק"ע - פי' אע"ג דמבואר שם דלדידן דפת שלנו הוא במלח אין אנו נוהגין באכילת מלח אחר הסעודה מ"מ מצוה להניחו על השלחן וכתבו המקובלים לטבול פרוסת המוציא במלח ג"פ Reb ...


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Based on the following Malbim1 I would venture a GUESS that this is problematic: "וכן למד משם שיהיה פשוטה לפניה ולאחריה ממה שכתוב לשון "והעברת שופר". שהגם שמצאנו לשון "העברה" על הקול – "ויעבירו קול במחנה", על שהקול עובר ומתפשט בכל מקום, לא יצדק על השופר. והיה לו לומר "והעברת קול שופר". ועל כרחך פירושו שתעבירו את ...


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The Birchas Habyis (24:29) says that fruit juice isn’t considered as the fruit itself for shechiyanu. Although he’s speaking about making the shechiyanu on the juice, it would seem that it’s not counted as the fruit at all and one could still make the shechiyanu when they eat the fruit. https://hebrewbooks.org/pdfpager.aspx?req=31039&st=&pgnum=131&...


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I think the answer may be that it goes back to terms used in the Chumash. Rosh Hashana comes from the verse אֶ֕רֶץ אֲשֶׁר־יְהוָ֥ה אֱלֹהֶ֖יךָ דֹּרֵ֣שׁ אֹתָ֑הּ תָּמִ֗יד עֵינֵ֨י יְהוָ֤ה אֱלֹהֶ֙יךָ֙ בָּ֔הּ מֵֽרֵשִׁית֙ הַשָּׁנָ֔ה וְעַ֖ד אַחֲרִ֥ית שָׁנָֽה and Rosh Chodesh comes from the verse הַחֹ֧דֶשׁ הַזֶּ֛ה לָכֶ֖ם רֹ֣אשׁ חֳדָשִׁ֑ים רִאשׁ֥וֹן הוּא֙ לָכֶ֔ם ...


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At that time in the day he or someone else had to have already blown sofar for them. At that point in history Sofar was still blown in the morning for zerizim makdimim.If he was giving them instructions to eat they obviously heard Shofar already because you are not allowed to eat (be Kova Sudah) beforehand. As is the case today most of the people probably ...


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