HaShoneh Halachos emails include two halachos per day, seven days a week (emails for Shabbos and Yom Tov are sent in advance). Material is based upon the Kitzur Shulchan Aruch, with occasional elucidation from the Mishnah Brurah abd other sources. The text is not a direct translation but a paraphrase into easy-to-read, conversational English.

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1,056. Atoning for Wasteful Emissions

July 30, 2014, by

151:6 if a person wants to keep himself from this sin, he should guard his mouth from vulgar speech, lies, slander, gossip and foolishness. Similarly, he should keep his ears from hearing such things. One should also be careful to fulfill his oaths and not to worry too much. One should also be careful not […]

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1,055. A Nocturnal Emission

July 30, 2014, by

151:4 At the nighttime meal, one should not eat or drink excessively, nor should he eat or drink things that heat up a person, like fatty meat, dairy products, eggs or garlic. All of these things can lead a person to sin. 151:5 If a man has a nocturnal emission, upon awakening, he should wash […]

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1,054. Intentional Arousal

July 30, 2014, by

151:2 It is prohibited for a man to purposely induce an erection or to arouse himself by thinking about a woman. If he has such thoughts, he should replace them with Torah thoughts. This is because sexual thoughts only preoccupy one whose heart is devoid of wisdom. A man should be very careful not to […]

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1,053. Wasteful Emission of Seed

July 30, 2014, by

Because of the public nature of these posts, we are omitting some of the more graphic details of this chapter. HaShoneh Halachos encourages interested readers to review these laws more fully in the original sources. 150:17 When a person emits too much sperm, he wears out his body more quickly.  A person who is constantly […]

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1,052. Parents of a Baby

July 30, 2014, by

Because of the public nature of these posts, we are omitting some of the more graphic details of this chapter. HaShoneh Halachos encourages interested readers to review these laws more fully in the original sources. 150:15 Medical authorities of the Kitzur Shulchan Aruch’s day advised that one not engage in marital relations when he is […]

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1,051. A Couple That is Fighting

July 30, 2014, by

Because of the public nature of these posts, we are omitting some of the more graphic details of this chapter. HaShoneh Halachos encourages interested readers to review these laws more fully in the original sources. 150:13 One may not have relations with his wife unless she wants to. If she isn’t interested, he may not […]

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1,050. When to Abstain

July 30, 2014, by

Because of the public nature of these posts, we are omitting some of the more graphic details of this chapter. HaShoneh Halachos encourages interested readers to review these laws more fully in the original sources. 150:11 One may not engage in marital relations in markets, streets, gardens or orchards, but only in a private residence […]

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1,049. One’s Own Gratification

July 30, 2014, by

Because of the public nature of these posts, we are omitting some of the more graphic details of this chapter. HaShoneh Halachos encourages interested readers to review these laws more fully in the original sources. 150:9 A man’s intention should not be his own physical gratification, but rather to fulfill his obligation to his wife […]

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1,048. The Frequency of Marital Relations

July 30, 2014, by

Because of the public nature of these posts, we are omitting some of the more graphic details of this chapter. HaShoneh Halachos encourages interested readers to review these laws more fully in the original sources. 150:7 One should not engage in marital relations excessively, just to fulfill his conjugal duties as per Exodus 21:10, “her […]

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1,047. If Sefarim are in the Room

July 28, 2014, by

Because of the public nature of these posts, we are omitting some of the more graphic details of this chapter. HaShoneh Halachos encourages interested readers to review these laws more fully in the original sources. 150:5 A man is not permitted to stare at his wife’s genitals as doing so is considered brazen and immodest. […]

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