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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416. The Obligation to Enjoy G-d’s Bounty
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59:18 One does not recite shehechiyanu over fragrances (i.e., that G-d has kept us alive to enjoy them) because, as we have stated, fragrances are a pleasure to the soul, which is eternal. (This is true even on fragrances that are renewed each year, such as roses – Mishnah Brurah 225:16.) 59:19 Every person will […]
414. Shehechiyanu on New Fruits
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59:14 A fruit that grows again each year, the first time one eats it each year, he recites shehechiyanu. Shehechiyanu should be recited before the bracha of the fruit but if one forgot and said the bracha on the fruit first, he may still recite shehechiyanu. (See Mishnah Brurah 225:11 and Shaarei Tziyon 225:12 for […]
413. Lesser Garments
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59:12 One does not recite a bracha upon acquiring less-significant garments like a shirt or shoes. This is true even of a poor person who is very happy to have them. If a wealthy person buys something that would make an average person happy but it doesn’t really thrill him so much because of his […]
412. A Gift; Seforim
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59:10 If a person was given something as a gift, he recites “haTov vehaMeitiv” because it benefits both him and the giver. If the recipient is needy, the giver benefits because he has fulfilled the mitzvah of tzedaka. If the recipient is wealthy, the giver is happy that his gift was accepted. (Mishnah Brurah 223:21 […]
411. New Clothes
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59:8 When one puts on a new garment, he recites the bracha of “Malbish arumim,” that G-d clothes the naked. (He recites this before saying shehechiyanu – Mishnah Brurah 223:18.) One does so even though he already said this bracha as part of the morning service – that is, unless he was wearing the garment […]
410. A Death in the Family; New Utensils
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59:6 If a person loses his father or another relative, or if an upright person or a Torah scholar who is not a relative passes away and he feels grief, one recites the full bracha of Dayan ha’emes. For the passing of others, for whom one does not grieve, he merely recires the phrase “Baruch […]
409. Childbirth
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59:4 A person should adjust his attitude so that he recognizes that whatever Hashem does, He does for the good. 59:5 If a person’s wife gives birth to a son, the father recites haTov ve haMeitiv; the mother should do likewise. (One recites shehechiyanu upon seeing a new daughter for the first time – Mishnah […]
408. Dayan Ha’Emes
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59:2 One must bless Hashem for bad news the same way he does for good news. Deuteronomy 6:5 tells us to love Hashem “with all your heart, with all your soul and with all your might.” “All your might” means no matter what measure he may mete out to us, be it kindness or hardships. […]
407. HaTov VeHaMeitiv
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58:14 We will see later on, in chapter 152, that it is improper for a man to smell a woman’s perfume and, in chapter 167, that one may not smell incense offered to idols. It should go without saying that one may therefore not recite a bracha over such things. 59:1 If one hears good […]