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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284. Feeding Your Host’s Children
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42:16 A married woman should not drink intoxicating beverages when her husband is not around, or while traveling even if he’s there. If she normally drinks wine when her husband is there, she may have a moderate amount in his absence. (This is derived by the Talmud in a discussion of things learned from the […]
283. Feeding the Waiter
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42:14 If someone is eating food that was served to him and the aroma is appetizing, he should give a small piece to the one who brought it to him, since seeing food and desiring it but being unable to taste it isn’t good for a person. (This applied in times and places where household […]
282. Staring at People
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42:12 When drinking water, it is not proper to do so facing others; one should turn his face to the side. (Mishnah Brurah 170:13 cites an opinion limiting this to drinking outside of a meal. He considers it unseemly behavior for a scholar.) 42:13 We shouldn’t look directly at others who are eating or drinking, […]
281. Disposing of Bread
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42:10 We may use bread or any other kind of food for medicinal purposes even though it may be ruined through this use. (The Mishnah Brurah extends this to anything that one needs to do that is typically accomplished using some food item, for example, anointing with oil – MB 171:4.) 42:11 One should not […]
280. Inappropriate Use of Food
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42:8 A person may use a loaf of bread for any purpose that does not ruin it. Therefore, a loaf of bread must not be used, for example, as a trivet to support a pot of food. If one uses bread as a utensil to scoop up a stew, he must be sure to eat […]
279. Etiquette
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42:6 If two people or more eat at the same table, even if each has his own plate, it is appropriate to wait for the person of the highest stature to start eating first. One who starts eating before the person of higher stature is considered a glutton. 42:7 If two people are eating from […]
278. A Dvar Torah
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42:4 One should not display anger while eating as this may cause his guests and the members of his household to become too embarrassed to eat, thinking that he is upset or angry at them. (Also, this will discourage the members of his household from giving food to the poor – Mishnah Brurah 170:18.) 42:5 […]
277. Gluttony and Ettiquette
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42:2 We must not eat or drink like gluttons. We shouldn’t eat or drink while standing. Our tables should be clean and nicely covered even if the food we are eating is nothing special. One should not hold and eat from a piece of food larger than the size of an egg, nor should we […]
276. Feeding Animals First
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41:10 All the laws we have discussed regarding the priority of one loaf over another only apply when one intends to eat from both loaves during the meal. If one only intends to eat from one loaf, he should break bread using that one. (If one could use one loaf of the other without any […]
275. Breaking Bread
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41:8 The mitzvah is to break the more important loaf. Therefore, if there is a whole loaf and a partial loaf, if one intends to eat from both during the meal and if they are of the same type of grain, then one should break bread using the whole loaf, even if it is smaller […]