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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198. Safeguarding Our Health
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31:7 When one is involved in his business to earn a living, his intention should be more than just to get rich. He should intend that he is working to support his family, to give charity, and to raise his sons to study Torah. As a general rule, a person should evaluate everything he does. […]
197. Marital Relations, Conversation
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31:5 When it comes to sexual activity, it goes without saying that one may not engage in forbidden relations. Rather, when it comes to permitted relations, if one did it solely to satisfy his physical urges, it is considered crude. Even if he did it intending to have children to help him and ultimately to […]
196. Sitting, Standing, Walking, Lying Down
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31:3 When it comes to sitting, standing and walking, it goes without saying that we do not sit with scoffers, stand with sinners or walk following the advice of evil people. Rather, even when sitting with upright people, standing among the righteous and walking according to the direction of good people, it is not meritorious […]
195. Intentions for the Sake of Heaven
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31:1 The Talmud tells us (Brachos 63a) that we must recognize God even in carrying out our physical needs and mundane activities. These include (but are not limited to) eating, drinking, walking, sitting, lying down, getting up, sexual relations and engaging in conversation. All of our activities should be for the service of God or […]
194. Bearing a Grudge
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30:8 If you want revenge against an enemy, work on developing your positive characteristics and follow righteous paths. In this way you will have your revenge because your enemy will feel bad when he constantly hears good things about you. If you perform shameful deeds, your enemy will rejoice when he hears of your dishonor […]
193. Revenge
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30:6 The Talmud in Sotah (42a) tells us that four types of people will never get to enjoy God’s Presence: jesters, flatterers, liars and slanderers. This is based on the following Biblical verses: “He has removed His hand from the jesters” (Hosea 7:5); “A flatterer will not come before Him” (Job 13:16); “One who lies […]
192. Borderline Lashon Hara
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30:4 Some things contain an aspect of lashon hara. For example, if someone says, “Don’t talk about so-and-so; I don’t wish to discuss what happened.” Speaking positively of someone in front of his enemies also contains an aspect of lashon hara since it encourages them to reply with negative comments. Regarding this, Solomon said in […]
191. Lashon Hara
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30:2 Even more severe than gossip is slander, which is the revealing of inherently negative facts about a person, even if true. This is what we mean by “lashon hara.” One who lies is guilty of “motzi shem ra.” Lashon hara entails relating what another has done or bad things about his background. The Talmud […]
190. Gossip
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29:21 It is a pious characteristic not to accept gifts, preferring to trust that God will provide all of one’s needs, as per Proverbs 15:27, “One who hates presents will live.” 30:1 The Torah tells us (Leviticus 19:16) not to go around as a gossip. A gossip is defined as one who gathers information and […]
189. Wronging Widows and Orphans
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29:19 One must be especially careful with orphans and widows, making sure to address them gently, treating them with dignity and not to causing them pain, even verbally. This applies even if they are wealthy, since there is still pain in their lives. God has a special relationship with widows and orphans; if they cry […]