The sages have fixed that every three people who sit together to eat together must make a summons before saying Birkat Hamazon (for those who do not know – this is a sentence in which we are meant to bless God together). Men and women do not join together for a summons, so if there

Shehecheyanu when seeing a friend

Anyone who has not seen her friend for more than thirty days says the blessing “Shehecheyanu” when she sees her. We should only say the blessing about a particularly beloved friend, but if she is a good friend but you’re not particularly happy in seeing her, you do not recite the blessing. It is also