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Johnny Solomon

Johnny Solomon teaches at Machon Ma’ayan and Midreshet Torat Chessed and he is an independent Jewish Education Consultant. His particular areas of interest are the intersection of technology and Jewish life, and his recently completed MA dissertation explored how the use of smartphones are shaping the Yeshiva & Seminary experience in Israel. He welcomes feedback at

She-Hehiyanu: An Endangered Blessing Species

It is customary to celebrate Tu Bi-Shevat by eating fruits and reciting the She-Hehiyanu blessing on them. This custom, however, has proved challenging in recent years as advances in technology have made it difficult to find new fruit—as defined by halakhah—to say the She-Hehiyanu