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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6. The Used Water
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2:4 One should only wash one’s hands into a receptacle. One may not use the water with which one has washed one’s hands because of its spiritual uncleanliness. The water must be disposed of in a place where people are not accustomed to walk. (Since we tend to wash in sinks nowadays, our water typically […]
5. Tzitzis and Hand-Washing
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2:2 The first garment a man puts on should be his “tallis katan,” AKA tzitzis, as he should not walk four cubits without fulfilling this mitzvah. However, since he has not yet washed his hands, the blessing on the tzitzis may not yet be recited. The Mishnah Brurah (8:1) says to put on the tzitzis […]
4. Washing Hands upon Arising
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1:7 There is a collection of prayers known as ma’amados. Those who recite them should conclude the prayers with, “Blessed are You, Who hears prayers” (without the Name of God). If we hear someone conclude with the Name of God, we should strongly inform them that this is incorrect (and therefore an unnecessary utterance of […]
3. Learning Torah by Night
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1:5 It is meritorious for a person who is able to arise a little before midnight in order to recite “Tikkun Chatzos.” The basis of this practice is a verse in Eicha (2:19) that refers to the power of crying out during the night. Those who cannot do so at midnight might still recite it […]
2. Being “Strong as a Lion”
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1:3 The mishna in Avos adjures us to be “bold as a leopard, light as an eagle, swift as a deer and strong as a lion” to do God’s will (5:23). “Bold” means unafraid of what others may think – if they want to laugh, let ‘em! “Light” means that we should close our eyes […]
1. Getting Up in the Morning
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1:1 Psalm 16 says ”I set the Lord before me always” (verse 8), which is a crucial mindset for anyone who endeavors to live a Torah lifestyle. The way we carry ourselves in public is not the defining characteristic of a person; what shows who really are is the way we conduct ourselves when we’re […]
HaShoneh Halachos
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In a Talmudic dictum, which is recited as part of the Sabbath service, we say that anyone who studies Jewish law daily can be confident that he has earned a place in the World to Come. (Of course, there is an assumption that one will do something with the knowledge he acquires through such study.) […]