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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358. Hatov Vehameitiv is Not Recited at Bentching
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49:15 One diner can exempt the others with his bracha. First he say “savrei” (“Listen up!”) so they should know to pay attention and respond with “Amen” in order to be included in his blessing. This is only when each diner has his own cup in front of him and can drink immediately, without any […]
357. Guests and Hatov Vehameitiv
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49:13 One only says the bracha of hatov vehameitiv when there is another person who is sharing both types of wine with him. This is implicit in the words “hatov” – i.e., that God is good to him – “vehameitiv” – that God does good things for others. It doesn’t have to be a guest; […]
356. When We Don’t Say Hatov Vehameitiv
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49:11 If there were two types of wine present at the outset but they were not both in front of him when he recited hagafen, he should say hatov vehameitiv on the second, better wine. If both wines were in front of him initially, he does not say hatov vehameitiv, he says hageafen on the […]
355. Changing One’s Mind
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49:9 If a person decided to stop drinking wine and changed his mind so that he needs to say the bracha of hagafen again, he should recite hatov vehameitiv first and hagafen second. (At the Seder, it is advisable to use only one type of wine in order to avoid obligating oneself in the bracha […]
354. Wine During the Meal
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49:7 If one recites the bracha over wine during the course of a meal with others, he should say “savrei rabbosai” (“Listen up, gentlemen!”) so that they will stop eating and pay attention to the bracha. (Mishnah Brurah 174:45-46 makes it clear that this is only when others wish to be included in his bracha […]
353. Coffee After Kiddush
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49:5 If one did not set out to drink wine and it just ended up happening, or if he did not plan on drinking other beverages, he must recite a separate blessing over them. (Mishnah Brurah 174:3 disagrees in a case where the other drinks were present when he recited the bracha on the wine.) […]
352. Other Beverages After Wine
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49:3 If wine was mixed with water, if the wine is only one part to six parts water, the wine is nullified and the drink is considered water (even if it retains a wine flavor – Mishnah Brurah 204:33). If the proportion of wine is greater than this, then if the local practice is to […]
351. Wine
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49:1 On wine, one says “borei pri hagafen” beforehand and “al hagefen” after. It makes no difference what kind of wine it is, even if it is still fermenting, or even if the juice flowed from grapes on its own. If the wine is pasteurized, if one added other flavorings, the bracha is the same. […]
350. Grain Mixed with Other Foods
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48:9 Regarding foods that are made from matzah meal or bread crumbs, such as pancakes, which are mixed with fat, eggs, or milk to a dough-like consistency that is then cooked or fried, the bracha before is mezonos and after is al hamichya. (If baked, it is advisable only to eat them as part of […]
349. Cooked Bread
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48:7 Regarding bread that was cooked or fried in butter or something similar, even if it no longer looks like bread, such as if it was coated with eggs, if it is in olive-sized pieces or larger, all the regular laws of bread apply. (Not all pieces need to be this large; even one will […]