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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365. Changing Locations
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50:13 Regarding any food other than bread (and the seven species of Israel – Mishnah Brurah 178:45), if one changed location while eating, even though his attention was not diverted, it is considered as if it was. Therefore, if he ate or drank in one room and then went to another room to finish there, […]
364. Brachos on Two Different Types of Food
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50:11 When eating two types of food that have the same bracha, like nuts and apples, which are both ho’eitz, if one can say the bracha over one and include the other, he must do so. One may not have the intention to specifically exclude the other item in order to repeat the bracha because […]
363. Forgetting to Say a Bracha
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50:9 If someone takes a drink or eats something in an attempt to push down something that is stuck in his throat, he must recite the usual brachos over that item. However, if he drinks water to help swallow something, not because he’s thirsty, he does not say a bracha. This is because one does […]
362. Tasting Food; Medicinal Purposes
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50:7 If someone is tasting food to see what seasoning it may need, he certainly doesn’t need to make a bracha if he spits it out. If he swallows it, however, it is questionable whether or not a bracha is required. On the one hand, he swallowed it, but on the other hand, his intention […]
361. Interrupting After a Bracha
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50:5 Between making the bracha on a food item and eating some of it, one should pause no more than a brief moment. (Mishnah Brurah 487:4 defines this as the time it takes to say three words; MB 206:12 identifies these words as the greeting “shalom alecha, rebbe.”) One should not even make interruptions while […]
360. How to Say a Bracha
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50:3 The thing over which one will be reciting a bracha, whether it’s a food item, a fragrant item, or an article used to perform a mitzvah, should first be taken in one’s right hand (a left-handed person, in his left hand – Mishnah Brurah 206:18). He should think about the bracha he is going […]
359. Brachos
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50:1 Psalms 24:1 tells us that the world and all that it contains belong to God. Just as we may not use consecrated property before it has been redeemed, and doing so would be considered misappropriation, similarly, deriving benefit from this world without blessing God for His goodness is like stealing from Him. The bracha […]
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 […]